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botanical name:
Helenium 'Indianersommer'
Helenium 'Indianersommer' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Helen's flower, Sneezeweed
family:  Asteraceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.90m
width: 0.60m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: green
flower colour: red
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: moist soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -15°C
USDA zone: 4 to 9
description:
Clump-forming perennial making a rounded dome of brick-red flowers, ageing to copper. Yellow and light brown central cones. Medium height growth, late summer and early autumn flowering.
Fairly similar to Karneol.

cultivation:
Best in moist, well drained, fertile soil in full sun. Divide clumps every 2 or 3 years, in spring, to maintain flowering vigour. Deadhead regularly during the flowering season.

propagation:
By division.

usage:
Herbaceous borders. Good as a cut flower.

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