Helenium Moerheim Beauty has a succession of dark copper-red daisy-like flowers up to 8cm (3in) across with prominent, dark brown centres from June to August. This beautiful sneezeweed is ideal towards the back of a sunny, moist but well-drained border. It makes a wonderful companion for ornamental grasses and yellow, white or earth-toned flowers. Bees and butterflies love it and it makes an excellent cut flower too.
Heleniums are versatile plants that love plenty of sunshine and moist soil. They rarely suffer from pests or diseases. To encourage the plant to repeat flower deadhead back to side shoots that have flower buds emerging.
It is a super plant which has been awarded the prestigious Award of Garden merit by the Royal Horticultural Society.
This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.
- Enjoys full sun
- Fertile, moist but well-drained soil
- Average rate of growth
- Flowers from June to August