Not by any means the choicest of cut, heleniums are most and according to season and variety they are available from June until September. They like the sun, and established plants may be divided either in spring or autumn. It is possible to raise a stock from , but so often inferior plants are secured in this way. The best method is to divide the plants every a or 3 years so that young free-flowering stock is always available.
There are many first-class named varieties with many colour tones of yellow, orange and brownish-red. Among the best are the following: H. pumilum magnificum and H. bigelovi aurantiacum, rich golden-yellow. These are succeeded by `Moerheim Beauty’, rich brownish-orangeon 3k-ft ; `Chipperfield Orange’, 5 ft; ‘Madame Canivet’, rich gold-yellow, 3 ft; ‘Riverton Beauty’, brownish-yellow, and Wyndley’, chestnut-orange, 2 ft high.
Once cut, with the water changed frequently, heleniums are very long lasting.