HELENIUM ‘LITTLE ORANGE’
Heleniums always brighten late summer. Their firmness, health and warm red-brown to yellow colour makes them highly appealing. Many grow up to 1.5m, but this warm-orange cultivar selected by the Dutch breeder Henk Jacobs in 2007 is very short. Henk found the seedling growing among grasses and calls it a ‘gift from the garden’. We have to agree. It has all the characteristics you would want from a helenium and the fact it is so low-growing makes it even more attractive. Occasionally, yellow flowers pop up, adding an extra element of fun.
Height 70cm. Origin Garden origin (species North America). Conditions Moist but well-drained soil; full sun. Hardiness RHS H6. Season of interest Summer to autumn.