This month’s Garden Flowers post, which I write with garden designer Lisa Cox , features Heleniums.
The flower’s common name is Sneezeweed which is derived from the false belief that they cause hay fever.
Heleniums bring long-lasting colour to your garden and the flowers are particularly valued for their bronze and copper-red tones.
There are forty species in total and they need full sun to really thrive. Although they prefer moist soil, they will grow on more freely draining soil if plenty of compost or other organic matter is dug in before planting.… Read more