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Helenium 'Riverton Beauty'

Helen's flower

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour

Yellow

Feature

Flowers, Attractive to wildlife

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

photo by Jo Whitworth, copyright GAP Photos (300055)

Plant details

This easy to grow perennial brightens up the border in late summer and early autumn. 'Riverton Beauty' has bright yellow, daisy-like flowers whose petals lie horizontal to the dark brown, centre cone. 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.

Family: Asteraceae

Genus: Helenium

Cultivar: Riverton Beauty

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Yellow

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: 120cm

Spread: 60cm

Time to divide plants: March to March


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