Helenium

Not by any means the choicest of cut flowers, heleniums are most easy to grow 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 seed, 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.

Helenium

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-orange flowers on 3k-ft stems; `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.

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