Plant of the Week

Helenium ‘Sahin’s Early Flowerer’:

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Heleniums have a long flowering season but one of the longest is certainly ‘Sahin’s Early Flowerer’.

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It was discovered by a Dutch nurseryman who had grown a line of seed raised plants and noticed that one flowered much longer than the others.  He was so pleased with it that he named it after his daughter.

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It will start flowering in June and continues through to the frosts in November and (other than a stake and the occasional dead head) needs little attention.

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It is quite a strong colour to work with but running through the flower garden it has been most successful this summer.

Words and photographs by Martin

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