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Helenium seedling!

  • Helenium seedling!
  • Helenium seedling!

Can anyone help with confirming whether this seedling Helenium is unique? I have grown an awful lot of different ones from three parent varieties: Goldrush, Moorheim Beauty & Windley. I Like them all but this is my favourite.

Comments (4)

  1. Grower

    Rachel the Gardener

    Clive, if you type the phrase "helenium red petals" into google (without the quotes) and click on Images, you will see that it's not unique, sorry: although if this is a naturally-pollinated cross in your own garden, then in a sense, yes, it is!

  2. Grower

    Clive McCormack

    Thanks Rachel, there are so many very similar ones now its hard to choose which to keep. Have already given away all the small ones that are all yellow like the "gold rush" parents but I seem to have all the other combinations as well without ever buying them, hooray. Some are very tall though. Hadn't quite appreciated how they change as the flower ages! It reminded me of thin cut marmalade when it opened but now very different as you can see.

    • Helenium seedling!
    • Helenium seedling!
  3. Grower

    Rachel the Gardener

    If you get some that will come true from seed, Clive, you could call them "McCormackii" ! Or maybe "McCormack's Marmelade" which is quite catchy!

  4. Grower

    Clive McCormack

    Thanks Rachel, made me laugh! but maybe mum's marmalade as gets thicker & fuller as she goes on making it, aye?


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