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  • sneezeweed ( syn. Ruby Tuesday )
  • Eventual height: 0.75m
  • Eventual spread: 0.5m

Helenium 'Ruby Thuesday'

sneezeweed ( syn. Ruby Tuesday )

5 year guarantee Perfect for pollinators
2 litre pot £14.99
2 litre pot £14.99
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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: slow to average
  • Flowering period: August to September
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Deep red to copper-red daisy-like flowers with prominent red and saffron centres and widely spaced and fluted petals. This beautiful, perennial sneezeweed makes a wonderful late summer companion for ornamental grasses and red, white or earth-toned flowers. More compact than many varieties, it also looks fabulous in a container. 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, and 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. 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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