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Heleniums have very characteristic flower shapes quite unlike those of other daisy flowers. The crimson red of 'Moerheim Beauty' is a very versatile colour, useful for both hot, orange-red planting schemes and with coppery pink. Try them with orange or yellow flowers of red-hot poker, solidago or other late daisy flowers, such as rudbeckias and heliopsis. Or in a pastel scheme with pink Japanese anemones, schizostylis and Michaelmas daisies. The flowers are good for cutting. Plants will not reach their final height until their second year. To restrict their size, cut back to about 30cm (1ft) tall in May. This not only reduces their final height but will also delay flowering by a week or two. To propagate, divide plants in spring. Dividing in autumn often fails as the small plants produced die during the winter.
Cultivar: Moerheim Beauty
Plant type: Hardy perennial
Flower colour: Red
Foliage colour: Mid-green
Feature: Flowers, Attractive to wildlife
Sun exposure: Full sun
Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Moist
Skill level: Beginner
Time to divide plants: February to March
Flowering period: June to August
i love this plant, it is so versatile anywhere in the gardn. I have mine with redbeckias and brown leafed flax.. stunning together. It is easy to divide and flowers even after dead heading. recommend it to anyone who loves bright cheerful colours even on a dark wet day they shine.
Bought this plant twice and it has failed to come the next year, unlike the neighbouring plant 3 foot away from the same family Sahins Early which goes well.
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