Helenium 'Butterpat'

Helenium 'Butterpat'

Sneezeweed

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Helenium 'Butterpat'
  • Common name: Sneezeweed
  • Plant type: Perennial

Height: 90cm

Spread: 60cm

Flower colour:
  • Yellow
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Attractive to wildlife, Flowers

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Heleniums add impact to the late summer and early autumn border, with their daisy-like red and yellow flowers. Heleniums aren't too fussy, and thrive in most soils with good drainage.

Helenium 'Butterpat' is one of the best heleniums. It has large, 7cm-wide flowers with a prominent, raised yellow-brown eye and outward-pointing yellow petals. It's very free-flowering. Grow it in drifts, perhaps merging with the red 'Moerheim Beauty' and crimson 'Bruno'. It may need staking on exposed sites. The Royal Horticultural Society has given Helenium 'Butterpat' its prestigious Award of Garden Merit.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Middle
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Maintenance: Prefers rich soil
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline, Acidic

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers, Seeds for birds

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

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