A curious plant for the front of the border. Autumn Lollipop boasts heads of rustic yellow and bronze with a small basal frill of ruffled petals. Highly ornate and also an extremely original cut flower. Height: 60-90cm (24-36in).
Cottage Gardens, Wildlife Gardens, Cut Flower Garden
1 Packet (80 Helenium Seeds) (TX06965)
Later sowings can be overwintered in a coldframe and planted out the following spring.Caution: irritant to skin and eyes, harmful if eaten.
Sow February to June or September to October at 13-15C (55-59F) on the surface of a good free draining, damp seed compost. Cover with a very fine sprinkling of compost. Place in a propagator or seal container inside a polythene bag until after germination which usually takes 14-21 days. Do not exclude light at any stage, as this helps germination.
Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle into 7.5cm (3in) pots. Grow on in cool, well lit conditions. Gradually acclimatise to outdoor conditions before planting out 30cm (12in) apart.
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Nothing to get too excited about. 2016-08-21
The heads are pretty small and look like a lot of other flowers after they have lost their petals. I wait to see if they improve in the 2nd yr, but wont be sowing again
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Interesting but a little disappointing 2012-07-31
Very good germination and strong growth. I gave about half away. They have grown well above three feet. The flower heads are a lot smaller than the photograph lead me to believe. Fortunately I had interplanted these with Gaillardia so giving plenty of colour.If I grow these again I will plant further back in the borders
Something different 2012-06-09
A lovely different gem, sowed in normal compost with excellent germination rate, plant in a clump of even individually they make an interesting focal point. Bees loved this as it's a good size open flower head not to big but just big enough. i have mine mixed with ornamental grass.