In this collection
|Direct Sow/ Plant Out|
- Border (Middle)
- Broad Tolerance
- July - October
- 1.2m (4ft)
- Common name
- Moist but Well-drained
- 3 x 9cm pots
- Full Sun
- 45cm (18in)
- Plant in full sun in groups of 3 or more. Sprinkle mycorrhizal fungi (Rootgrow) into the base of the planting hole and water well after planting.
Three top performers in our helenium trial last summer. With all three, if you do the 'Chelsea Chop' in May, reducing a third of the stems by one third and a third by two-thirds, they flower right through summer and autumn. I love them for picking too.This collection contains 1 plant each of:
- Helenium autumnale 'Salsa' (Mariachi Series)
- Helenium autumnale 'Short and Sassy'
- Helenium 'Sahin's Early Flowerer'
Support the heavy stems with a network of hazel sticks. Keep deadheading towards the end of summer to encourage new flowers. Divide in spring or autumn.