Helenium 'The Bishop'

Sneezeweed - Helenium  'The Bishop'

Common Name: Sneezeweed
Genus: Helenium
Cultivar: 'The Bishop'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Good for wildlife

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 1.00 m (100 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.60 m (60 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Brown, Yellow
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: August & September

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

An upright perennial that looks brilliant planted in bold drifts where its bright flowerheads can illuminate a border from midsummer to early autumn. Rich yellow ray florets surround the brown centre creating a golden glow that will also act as a magnet to bees and butterflies. It works well in mixed borders or more naturalised planting schemes and it associates very well with grasses.

  • Garden care: Heleniums are versatile plants that love plenty of sunshine and moist soil. They rarely suffer from pests or diseases however young plants do need to be protected from slug attack. Tall varieties need to be staked. To encourage the plant to repeat flower deadhead back to side shoots that have flower buds emerging. Cut back by half after flowering to help prevent mildew. Cut down to the ground in late winter. Every two to three years divide the plants in spring to keep them in top condition. When replanting add loads of well-rotted organic matter to the soil to feed them and keep them moist.

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