Common name: Sneezewort
Heleniums are sun loving perennials hardy to about zone 6. The flowers have a large centre, often with the outer petals angled backwards like a shuttlecock. They are usually deep-red, yellow or orange. Most bloom in late summer.
Their growth habit is moderately tall and narrow making them useful for the centre of a perennial border. They are often used in 'prairie' style planting. They may need staking.
Heleniums require a sunny site and well drained soil.
They need regular lifting, dividing and replanting.
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