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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
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.

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.

By division.

Herbaceous borders. Good as a cut flower.

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