Plant of the Month: He­le­nium

Cheshire Life - - At Home -

The sneeze­worts have pom-pom-cen­tred daisies with petals as bright as a prairie sun­set. Bees adore them as a late-sea­son top-up for nec­tar and pollen, as if reg­u­larly dead­headed they’ll keep bloom­ing long into Novem­ber. Best in full sun; keep fresh by lift­ing, di­vid­ing and re-plant­ing ev­ery few years. It’s worth the work as you’ll want more as they look won­der­ful in drifts. Look out for the waist-high red ‘Mo­er­hiem Beauty’ and the bur­nished orange ‘Sahin’s Ex­tra Early Flow­erer’ and knee-high ‘Short ‘n Sassy’ (pic­tured), the best for pots.

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