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Helenium Waltraut

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Sneezeweed

Bright flowers produced right the way through summer into autumn

Rusty bronze daisies are a highlight of the autumn garden. This is a beautiful plant to team with grasses for a contemporary twist or to grow in a border with other late flowering plants. Loved by bees and many other insects.

Where?

Plant in the middle of a border in sun or part shade.

How?

Best in a rich, moist soil. Enrich the soil with organic matter before planting - home made garden compost or well rotted manure are fine. Cut the dead stems to the ground in spring once the new leaves are spotted.

Plant details


In depth plant information

Property Value
Plant type Perennial herbaceous
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available May - September
Season of interest Summer, Autumn
Flowering June - November
Evergreen No
Plant height 50 cm - 100 cm
Plant width 10 cm - 50 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 75 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H7

Will perform best in these conditions

Property Value
Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Light sand
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Medium
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Wildlife garden, Cottage garden, Informal garden, Flower border and beds

Typically available

From May to September