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By Andyf

Merseyside, United Kingdom Gb

is a helenium a perennial? and if so would you advise me to cut it back now to produce a better and thicker growth?



Yes. No.

22 May, 2010


now that's interesting, possibly that's what killed mine! I was a bit secateur-happy!

22 May, 2010


It is a herbaceous perennial flowering August onwards. Cutting down any stems now would do nothing much for the plant, All we ever do with the dozen or so we have is remove the dead flowering stems in late Winter. If there is only one stem growing then give it a feed with a general fertiliser, it should soon bush out.

23 May, 2010


thanks very much owdboggy and weeding

23 May, 2010

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