Heleniums, often known as sneezeweed, are reliable sun-loving perennials with daisy-like flowers. They are available in exciting warm colours of red, copper, yellow and orange.
Helenium ‘Moerbei Beauty’
There are many varieties to choose from. Helenium ‘Moerbei Beauty’ is an excellent flowering garden perennial that produces orange-red daisy-like flowers with a brown center. Bees and butterflies love this plant. Expect a height of 1,2m and a spread of 0,6m.
Helenium ‘Sahin’s Early Flowerer’
It’s the earliest of all the heleniums. ‘Sahin’s Early Flowerer’ bears lovely big orange-red flowers that turn orange-yellow as they mature. This variety reaches a height of 90cm and a spread of 40cm. Flowers from June to August.
Helenium ‘Sahin’s Early Flowerer’ Helenium ‘Waltraut’
Helenium ‘Waltraut’ is grown for its copper-orange flowers that have yellow edges. ‘Waltraut’ will add lots of late summer colour to a border. Flowers from August to September and grows to 1m tall.
When and how to prune helenium ( sneezeweed). Cut back the dead stems to ground level in late winter.
Should you deadhead sneezeweed (helenium). As soon as the flowers fade, remove them to encourage more flower production.
Where to grow. Heleniums flower best in a warm, sunny position, in well-drained soil. Ensure that the soil remains moist during hot weather.
Tall heleniums may need staking to hold them upright.