Helenium Moerheim Beauty (Sneezeweed) | Perennial Bare Root Plant
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Helenium Moerheim Beauty (Sneezeweed) | Perennial Bare Root Plant

An RHS Award of Garden Merit was given to this Helenium in 2001 and to this day ‘Moerheim Beauty’ is one of the most popular Helenium varieties to grow in the garden.

450052 Price:  £4.99

An RHS Award of Garden Merit was given to this Helenium in 2001 and to this day ‘Moerheim Beauty’ is one of the most popular Helenium varieties to grow in the garden.

It is an easy to grow clump forming perennial with upright stems and showy 6-8cm daisy-like flowers with deep orange petals, yellow inner edges and a velvety red ‘pincushion’ centre.

Helenium ‘Moerheim Beauty’ flowers longer than most other varieties and can start to produce flowers from July to September, but has been known to last well into October.

Helenium ‘Moerheim Beauty’ is slightly taller than average, growing to approx. 100cm, so it may require staking in most gardens.  It is an easy to grow clump forming perennial with upright stems and bright mid-green leaves. Heleniums need to be grown in full sun or partial sun to give their best and will be happy in moist but well-drained neutral soil. To extend the flowering season it is worth while cutting back a third of the stems to around two thirds of their height. This will prolong the flowering season well into autumn. Heleniums will last well over a week as cut flowers. Remove the bottom leaves before putting into the vase.

Helenium (Sneezeweed) are easy to grow perennials that are loved by bees. The daisy type flowers are essential for autumn colour and give a bright blast of rich colours to late summer/autumn garden borders. The common name of Sneezeweed refers to the olden day practice of the flowers being ground down and used as snuff which induced sneezing and sneezing was thought to expel the body of evil spirits!

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Please note the second picture is a 'general' bare root picture and all varieties will look different when they arrive. You will receive full planting instructions with delivery. 

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Brand:  Brookside Nursery
Supplied as:  1 Bare Root
Habit:  Upright
Eventual Height:  100cm (40")
Position:  Partial Sun/Shade
Primary Flower Colour:  Orange
Secondary Flower Colour:  Yellow
Plant Type:  Hardy Perennial
Flowering Period:  July - September
RHS Award of Garden Merit:  Yes
RHS Plants for Pollinators:  Yes
Botanical name:  Helenium autumnale

Bare root perennials will benefit from a soak in a bucket of cold water for an hour before planting, to ensure that the roots are fully hydrated.

Dig a large enough hole to plant the whole root, without damaging it, and incorporate fresh compost with the soil to aid drainage.

Plant not too deeply but making sure the roots are covered with compost/soil mixture.  The crowns (the tops of the plants) should be 2/3cms below soil level.  If you can see a tiny amount of shoot or greenery make sure this is just above ground level.  Firm gently in, ensuring there are no air pockets under or around the roots and water the area well.  This should be all the moisture they need until you can see the plants are actively growing.

 

Place a cane or label in the ground next to your bare root perennial just before you cover the roots over so that you know where and what you have planted.

*Do not plant bare perennials if the ground is waterlogged or frozen. If you need to plant when a very cold spell of weather is forecast, cover the area with cardboard or plastic sheeting to keep the worst of the cold out.

Alternatively, a successful way to start off your bare root perennials is to plant up each bare root plant into a pot using fresh compost. Ensure that the pot is large enough for the roots to spread evenly in the pot. Plant not too deeply but making sure the roots are covered with compost. The crowns (the tops of the plants) should be 2/3cms below soil level. Water in well and place a label into each pot. Leave until early/mid-spring or once the weather is more clement, when they can be planted in their final flowering positions in the garden border.

The plants can be cut back in late autumn once they have flowered or you can keep the seedheads on as they look very pretty. Japanese anemones dislike their roots sitting in wet winter soil so ensure plenty of organic matter is incorporated to aid drainage.

Brookside Nursery Top Tip - Remember to water your bare root plants throughout their first growing season, especially if we have a hot dry summer

Our bare root perennials are available for dispatch during the month of March. If you have also ordered plug plants for dispatch in March or April, we will send your bareroots during the same week. Smaller orders are dispatched via Royal Mail 24 , larger orders via Parcelforce 24

If you have ordered bareroot plants only (or other non-plug plant varieties), we will allocate your order to a week in March or April for dispatch. You wll recieve an email shortly after you order to confirm when you should expect these. 

 

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Disappointing
Wednesday, 8 April 2020  | 

Out of the 3 bare root plants only one was a great specimen, the second was ok and both are growing nicely since I potted them. The 3rd one looks dead, Iíve potted it but havenít seen any growth as yet. The service and delivery were excellent.


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Progressing well
Tuesday, 7 April 2020  | 

Doing well.


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