A dynamite, compact Helenium with first class branching and masses of vivid, ruby red blooms. The central disk matures to a rich chocolate that sets off the russet petals. These seed heads can remain after the petals have fallen for winter interest. Of course that is if you can resist cutting them for the vase.
Helenium 'Rubinzwerg’ (German) translates to Ruby Dwarf, a reflection of its colour and compact nature. It holds the prestigious RHS Award so you know it can be relied upon.
Keep the soil moist for best flowers and plant in a sunny position. The soil needs to be well drained, moderately fertile to humus rich are suitable. Remove spent flower heads at the start of the bloom season to encourage even more. The flowers will grow larger in areas where the nights are cool.
Helenium look best when planted in groups or swathes. Good companions include Crocosmia, Dahlias such as 'Bishop of Llandaff', golden Helenium or Echinacea. Plant them in groups and the colony will increase year after year. Helenium ‘Rubinzwerg’ is also compact enough for potting.
Common names for Helenium are False Sunflower, Helen’s Flower or Sneezeweed (the dried leave were used in snuff).
Supplied as: Pots
Size: 7.5 cm
Summer to autumn
Cool to Mediterranean
Unavailable in WA
Full Sun to Semi Shade