Helenium Kanaria


Branching stems of lance-shaped, dark green leaves producing plentiful frilly-edged, open, bright yellow flowers with a prominent central darker yellow/green centre in summer. Deadheaded regularly, this will usually continue to produce flowers well into autumn.


6 in stock


Heleniums or Helen’s flower is said to be so named as the central disc resembles the golden headdress worn by Helen of Troy. Helenium Kanaria, with bright, giant, canary yellow blooms and prominent central yellow cones which turn orange-brown as they mature, is certainly fit for a queen. Incredibly long flowering, the characteristic, shuttlecock-like flower shape is quite like any other. Tall strong stems hold the blooms high above the foliage, and make them perfect as cut flowers, lasting well in a vase in your home. So versatile, whether planted with grasses in a prairie garden, in a cottage garden or in a more formal design, Helenium are happy in containers or borders creating bold colour for months on end from mid-summer, until well into the autumn. Also known as Sneezeweed as apparently the leaves were once used in snuff! So easy to grow and very long flowering, Helenium prefer to be grown in well-drained soil in sun or part shade. Kanaria grows outside happily with no winter protection

  • Position: Full sun
  • Soil: Fertile, Moist, well drained
  • Rate of growth: Fast growing
  • Flowering period: Summer
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Pot size: 9cm
  • Eventual height & spread: 110cm x 50cm