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Sneezeweed

  • Herbaceous perennial, deadhead to increase flowering
  • Orange-yellow flowers with dark centres 
  • Blooms July-September
  • Suitable for pots
  • To about 50cm x 50cm, spreading over time
  • Very hardy, needs sun
  • RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Pot-Grown: Year Round Delivery
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Description

Short and Sassy Helenium Plants

Helenium autumnale ‘Short and Sassy’ is a dwarf variety, ideal for a smaller border or container. With less growing to do it flowers earlier and longer than its taller counterparts. 

Ideal for injecting late-season colour to a herbaceous border. It can also be used to stunning effect at the edges of a damp wildflower meadow. With a clump-forming habit helenium can hold its own within mixed planting, or be grouped as a bold drift.

The bold yet delicate daisy-like flowers are a fiery orange-yellow with prominent dark brown central cones. This compact variety has a branching variety, and, unlike taller helenium, rarely requires staking. Now there is really no excuse to be without this essential late-summer perennial! 

Helenium are popular cut flowers. Picking first thing in the morning or late evening (when moisture content is high) will significantly extend their vase life.

Only delivered pot-grown, year round.
Have a look at Helenium Moerheim Beauty or our full range of perennial plants.

Features:

  • Herbaceous perennial, deadhead to increase flowering
  • Orange-yellow flowers with dark centres 
  • Blooms July-September
  • Suitable for pots
  • To about 50cm x 50cm, spreading over time
  • Very hardy, needs sun
  • RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Pot-Grown: Year Round Delivery

Growing Heleniums 

For best results grow Helenium autumnale ‘Short and Sassy’ in fertile, moist, well-draining soil in as much sun as possible. They are very hardy and recommended for frost pockets.

Helenium are generally pest free, and easy to grow and care for. You might occasionally need to tackle problems such as leaf spot, but good gardening practices, such as appropriate weeding and feeding, together with our range of organic garden products, will help keep your plants looking at their most healthy and beautiful.

In Your Garden Design

Combine this petite variety with other shorter flowering perennials, for a neat, undulating display. Think nepeta, erigeron, astrantia, and geranium, with some smaller grasses such as stipa and carex to help create a naturalistic prairie look. Alternatively, try mixing with our Short and Sweet Herbaceous Collection for a ready-made, compact border.

Did You Know?

Helenium belong to Asteraceae, the daisy family. Other notable members include sunflowers, dahlias and marigolds. Helenium originate from damp, swampy meadows and sunny woodland edges in North and Central America.