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Helenium 'Waltraut'

sneezeweed ( syn Waldtraut )

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Buy Helenium 'Waltraut' sneezeweed ( syn Waldtraut ): Bronze-orange, daisy-like fliowers and long season

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.


  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, moist but well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: July to September
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Sprays of bronze-orange daisy-like flowers up to 8cm (3in) across splashed with yellow and with prominent, disk-like centres appear from August to September. This robust, upright perennial looks wonderful planted in bold drifts in a sunny moist but well-drained spot. Providing a splash of colour when many other perennials are starting to fade, 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.



  • 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 or three years in the spring when the new growth is surging away you can divide the plants to keep them in top condition. Ideally the new growth should be about 7cm high. You can either replant them straight into the ground with loads of well- rotted organic matter to feed them and keep them moist, or plant them into pots, but do make sure they are kept watered.


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A bright cheery plant

5

A long flowering period. A lovely bright coloured plant.

JMB

Gloucestershire

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Lovely autumn colour

5

Looks good mid border, tolerated some shade (our garden is north facing)

Gardening mum

Scottish Borders

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Fantastic value

5

Good value plant, not yet established, look forward to seeing in flourish.

Enna

Fife

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Beautiful blooms but prone to pest attack

4

This helenium was very attractive until it was attacked by pest despite of treatment. Needs a lot of watering the first year.

NK

London

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Disappointed

2

We have squirells forever rooting about in the plot so that may be the problem

miss marple

WEST sussex

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A garden must.

5

A very attractive border plant with a long flowering season and which is reliably hardy.

MartinP

Sunderland

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