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helenium

(həˈliːnɪəm)
n
(Plants) any plant of the American genus Helenium, up to 1.6 m (5 ft) tall, some species of which are grown as border plants for their daisy-like yellow or variegated flowers: family Asteraceae
[New Latin, from Greek helenion, a plant name]
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Noun1.helenium - genus of American herbs with flowers having yellow rays: sneezeweedsHelenium - genus of American herbs with flowers having yellow rays: sneezeweeds
asterid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous herbs and some trees and shrubs
aster family, Asteraceae, Compositae, family Asteraceae, family Compositae - plants with heads composed of many florets: aster; daisy; dandelion; goldenrod; marigold; lettuces; ragweed; sunflower; thistle; zinnia
sneezeweed - any of various plants of the genus Helenium characteristically causing sneezing
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Heleniums are also good for cutting and will attract bees and other beneficial insects into the garden, so it's really worth planting plenty of them.
It's easy to prolong the season with dahlias, heleniums, rudbeckias and a host of other bright blooms.
It's easy to prolong the season with dahlias, heleniums, rudbeckias and a host of other bright blooms which will fit into many planting schemes and situations.
Plants that will benefit from this include heleniums, sedums, rudbeckia, phlox and solidago.
Tall stems - up to two metres - mix and mingle with aplomb in the late summer and autumn garden among the other stars, heleniums, rudbeckias and tall grasses.
This change often begins with the first flush of flower from crocosmias, along with achillea and heleniums, and followed by rudbeckia, helianthus and lobelia Queen Victoria.
Pinch out the tips of rudbekias, solidago, heleniums and so on to keep them bushy.
Heleniums thrive in rich, fertile soil and like wet, sticky clay gardens.
Astilbes will be grateful for the same treatment as will heleniums, day- lilies and oriental poppies.
And at this time of year many daisies, such as dahlias, chrysanthemums and heleniums, play an important role in our gardens providing late summer blossoms right through to early autumn.
The common daisy, above, we all loved to pick as children, is just one of a massive variety which includes, pictured top right down, calendula marigold, Michaelmas daisies, heleniums and cutleaf coneflower (rudbeckia) Dahlias are popular in many British gardens THERE'S a basic prettiness and innocence about daisies - probably because they evoke childhood garden memories of picking them from the lawn and making daisy chains.
Plants that will benefit include heleniums, sedums, rudbeckia, phlox and solidago.