Which is where the legend comes unstuck since heleniums
are native to North America not Greece and who would dare suggest that a plant whose common name is sneezeweed could possibly be connected to such a beauty.
Great deals on Heleniums
HELENIUMS are a vigorous old favourite similar to sunflowers.
The yellow and brown Heleniums
span the period between late summer and early autumn, following close on the heels of the daisy-like Inulas.
Helichrysum Nerine Daylilies Helenium
Berberis Sedum Michaelmas daisies
A stalwart of the late summer early autumn border, helenium
is one of those taken-for-granted plants without which our gardens would be that much poorer.
A VIGOROUS and indispensable old favourite, Heleniums
are similar to sunflowers and are wonderful for adding splashes of hot, fiery autumn colour to your garden.
A fabulously floriferous plant with lots of large crimson flowers flecked with bright yellow highlights, the flowers form a disc shape with the petals fanning outwards rather than drooping like most Helenium
A yellow helenium
, Helen of Troy, more compact than older varieties at only 60cm (2ft) tall, good for massed planting and for cutting.
Treat yourself to some luscious late-flowering herbaceous plants, such as liatris, Helenium
Moerheim Beauty, Cape fuchsias, Japanese anenomes and Sedum spectabile Septemberglut.
Some of my favourite perennials would be the autumn flowering asters, helenium
, heuchera, rudbeckia and solidago.
If you prefer hotter colours for autumn then go for rudbeckias, Helenium
Moerheim Beauty and day lilies with shrubs such as Cornus Flaviramea.
But when it comes to the daisy-like flowers of Helenium
, it seems more appropriate to use Latin than its common name of sneezeweed.