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Clay soils may appear unpromising as they are wet in winter and bone dry in summer. However, their ability to hold nutrients means they can produce some of the most spectacular of displays.
Helenium, Helen’s flower
Latin nameHelenium
Common nameHelen’s flower
Type of plantPerennial
Flower colourYellow, orange or red
Leaf colourMid- to dark green
Height and spread1m to 1.4m x 60cm to 1m (3.3ft to 4.6ft x 2ft to 3.3ft)
Grown for their long lasting, largish daisy-like flowers, heleniums need to be grown in full sun. Modern varieties are shorter and more compact than previous ones.
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