Helenium Plant

Helenium Plant. Helenium make very attractive cut flowers; Some of the compact cultivars top out at around 2.

Inula helenium (Elecampane) Minnesota Wildflowers
Inula helenium (Elecampane) Minnesota Wildflowers from www.minnesotawildflowers.info

Many of the best cultivars are hybrids, and all are excellent for cutting. With its bright green foliage and flowers available in different shades of gold, orange, yellow, brown and red, helenium has the kind of warm contrasting colours necessary to make gardens glorious in summer. Add lots of compost when planting to increase moisture.

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