For best results grow Helenium ground cover in full sun in moist and well-drained soil.  Water regularly to prevent the soil from drying out. Deadhead any spent blooms to prolong the flowering period and then cut the plant back as it dies off in Winter. Divide congested Helenium clumps every few years, in spring or autumn to avoid the middle dying which can weaken the entire plant.

As a rough guide when planting Helenium ground cover – 4 plants per square metre is adequate with a little patience, 6 will give better coverage, and 9-12 will make a weed supressing carpet very quickly.

How to grow Helenium

Position: Full sun or partial shade

Foliage: Perennial

Soil and site: Well-drained moist soil

Flowering time: Late Summer to late Autumn

Growth rate: Moderate

Ultimate height and spread: Height from 90cm to 150cm, spread from 30cm to 60cm depending on variety

Hardiness: Fully hardy once established

Aftercare: Deadhead throughout the flowering season and then cut back to ground level in Winter