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Helenium

 

a genus of annual or perennial herbaceous plants of the family Compositae. There are about 40 species in North and Central America, primarily in the western United States. Many species are ornamentals. H. autumnale, a perennial plant with large flower heads in corymbose clusters, is used extensively in horticulture. Horticultural forms and varieties of hybrid origin are joined under the name H. hybridium. They vary in height and are distinguished by the color of their flower clusters, which are combinations of yellow, brown, and a reddish purple tint. Helenium blooms in the second half of the summer and in the autumn.

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Add a bit of colourful with choisya ternata, crocosmia lucifer and helenium (inset)
Red schizostylis coccinea Major, russet-coloured helenium Moerheim Beauty, cool yellow phygelius aequalis Yellow Trumpet, blue agapanthus Headbourne Hybrids and bright blue aster frikartii Monch all provide late colour.
Heleniums and inulas are the backbone of the garden from July until September and beyond.
Rudbeckias, heleniums, dahlias and tangy-green euphorbias are high on the list if you want your garden to sizzle, while some varieties of canna provide the reds, oranges and variegated foliage you need to prolong that tropical feel.
Plant alongside heleniums, sedums and asters for a gorgeous contrast between their spiky flowers and daisy blooms of late-flowering perennials.
Divide perennials such as Michael's daisies and autumn-flowering heleniums to keep them growing well.
This should benefit plants including lupins (pictured below), delphiniums, heleniums and phlox.
This should benefit plants including lupins, delphiniums, heleniums and phlox.
Heleniums and kniphofia (red hot pokers) are great for adding colour to tired borders.
WHAT'S NEXT: Rudbeckias are starting their show now and other North American daisies heleniums and helianthus add to the celebrations.
While ornamental grasses and the daisy-like blooms of heleniums and rudbeckias provide colour, it's important to have some shrubs in your border which will provide the link between the end of summer and the beginning of autumn and beyond.