Helenium Border Blend
Spring Planting: this product will be shipped late April through May according to your hardiness zone.
Helenium. Helenium can be one of those overlooked plants, but it is an absolute flower machine. Here we've combined our four favourite varieties, Siesta, Sombrero, Fuego and Salsa. They are extremely floriferous, blooming from June through till October. The flowers attract butterflies and are very long lasting. Easy to grow and so rewarding! Height 20". No.1 root.
Sold as: Pkg of 4
It is very important to plant as soon as possible after you receive them. If it is necessary to store them for a short time before planting them, open the plastic bags. If the roots appear dry, soak them for a few hours in warm water. Store in slightly moist peat moss in a cold, but not freezing location until you can plant. They can also be placed in pots of soil if planting will be delayed for more than 2 weeks. Use any peat-based potting soil and pots with drainage holes.
Soak bare-root perennials in water for a few hours before planting. Unless otherwise specified, bare-root perennials are usually planted with the crown (where the shoots meet the roots) an inch below the soil surface. Firm soil gently to eliminate air pockets and water in well. Mark the area clearly since it may be a while before the plant shows itself.
Space 18-24" apart, with the growing tips just under the soil surface.
Grow in average to poor soil that is well drained. It has very few requirements and adapts well to dry locations once established. Overly rich soils can cause plants to stretch and become top heavy. Pruning early in the season will reduce the need to stake but the flowering will be delayed.
Helenium form underground rhizomes so will spread relatively quickly but can easily be divided to control the spreading. It is best to divide in spring or fall. Grows 3-4’ tall.