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Helenium 'Potters Wheel'

Helen's flower

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour



Flowers, Attractive to wildlife



Skill level


photo by Martin Hughes-Jones, copyright GAP Photos (201116)

Plant details

Selected and named by Inez Arnold in the Netherlands, this handsome variety may take some tracking down in the Uk. Its deep crimson flowers are edged in gold and have a rounded, dark brown centre cone. It begins to bloom in August and carries on until the autumn. To propagate, divide plants in spring. Dividing in autumn often fails as the small plants produced die during the winter.

Family: Asteraceae

Genus: Helenium

Cultivar: Potters Wheel

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

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 85cm

Spread: 40cm

Time to divide plants: February to March

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