Helenium 'Moerheim Beauty'

Helenium 'Moerheim Beauty'

Sneezeweed

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Helenium 'Moerheim Beauty'
  • Common name: Sneezeweed
  • Plant type: Perennial

Height: 90cm

Spread: 60cm

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

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Heleniums have very characteristic flower shapes quite unlike those of other daisy flowers, and provide a welcome spash of colour late in the season. The crimson red of Helenium 'Moerheim Beauty' is useful for both hot, orange-red planting schemes, paired with orange or yellow flowers such as red-hot poker, solidago or other late daisy flowers such as rudbeckias and heliopsis. Alternatively use in a pastel scheme with pink Japanese anemones and Michaelmas daisies. The flowers are attractive to bees and are useful for cutting.

Grow Helenium 'Moerheim Beauty' in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun. Plants will not reach their final height until their second year. To restrict their size, cut back to about 30cm 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.

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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Divide
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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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