Helenium 'Garden Sun'
Another reliable summer performer with good vigour, this one starts flowering slightly earlier than 'Sunny Wonder' and is pure yellow as well, except the central cone is dark which I love, as it adds the perfect contrast. I also noticed that many of the petals on the first flowers to open had red flecks on them, as if they had been lightly dusted with red pollen from a paint brush. Another fab pollinator plant too, this one is loved by the bees and hoverflies. Prefers a sunny spot with reasonable soil. Divide every third year. Flowering height 90-120cm, allow 30-40cm between plants. 9cm pot.