Don't get caught out with a colour-less, late summer garden - Helenium actually flower much later in the summer, so are excellent for extending the season of colour! Helenium 'Moerheim Beauty' is a choice variety, with copper-red flowers.
This hardy perennial is loved by bees and butterflies, and is the proud holder of an RHS Award of Garden Merit, so comes highly recommended as a reliable garden plant. Sneezeweed is tall, and is great for filling gaps in borders and adding height. It looks particularly good with grasses. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 60cm (24").
Price: £14.99 - £24.99
Superb velvety red, daisy flowers with beautifully fluted petals, make a wonderful late summer display. Helenium 'Ruby Tuesday' forms an upright well branched plant that really earns its place in a moist, sunny border. Flowering from July to September, this striking variety associates well with hot fiery colours and swaying grasses, particularly in prairie planting schemes. An easy and undemanding hardy perennial, well loved by pollinating insects and also makes a good cut flower. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 45cm (18").
Price: £7.99 - £12.99
A dazzling colour range of flowers, making a spectacular autumn display in perennial borders. Height: 60-120cm (2-4ft).
This modern variety is the first fully double Helen's Flower! Its delightfully narrow, golden petals form a ruffled collar around a button-like centre. Helenium 'Double Trouble' is a tall, well branched form that makes a particularly good cut flower. Blooming from July to October, this hardy perennial brings fabulous late summer colour to cottage garden borders and wildlife areas, where it will attract plenty of pollinating insects. Height: 80cm (31"). Spread: 60cm (24").
Price: £7.99 - £19.99
A curious plant for the front of the border. Autumn Lollipop boasts heads of rustic yellow and bronze with a small basal frill of ruffled petals. Highly ornate and also an extremely original cut flower. Height: 60-90cm (24-36in).