Helenium 'Rubinzwerg'

Helen's flower

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour



Flowers, Attractive to wildlife



Skill level


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Plant details

Sometimes sold under the name 'Ruby Dwarf', this compact variety is useful for the front of the border. It produces dark red, daisy-like flowers that have rounded, dark brown centre cones. 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: Rubinzwerg

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: 80cm

Spread: 40cm

Time to divide plants: February to March

Flowering period: July to September

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