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Helenium Sombrero

This is one of my choice selections for late summer/autumn pollinators, Helenium 'Sombrero'. I am currently developing a border for pollinators, bees, butterflies etc, they need all the help they can get. 

Last year was a particularly poor year for butterflies, and I feel that wildlife gardening should certainly be more in the forefront of the gardeners thinking strategy for planting.

Already, after being planted for just two weeks, a regular visitor  to Helenium 'Sombrero' has been the Tortoishell butterfly, not to mention the bees happily buzzing around the  yellow flower cones on the warm sunny days.

Helenium 'Sombrero' is a new introduction. This hardy perennial is a compact variety, with a neat branching habit.

I plan to grow them on in this border for next season, with a view to dividing small sections of each plant for replanting for Autumn in 2018.

Kevin Line Posted by Kevin Line

Kevin is Head Gardener/Plantsman, Hipping Hall / Ryebeck Hotel, South Cumbria.  Kevin is also a member of the Cumbria Wildlife Trust, as well as the Hardy Plant Society.

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