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Helenium puberulum 'Autumn Lollipop'

Helenium puberulum 'Autumn Lollipop'
Helenium puberulum 'Autumn Lollipop'
Helenium puberulum 'Autumn Lollipop'
Still-green developing flower looks cool, too

Family asteraceae
Life cycle perennial (Z4-8)
Flowers yellow-orange (summer)
Size 36"
Light sun

This member of the daisy family has the daisy thing rather confused - there are hardly any petals, and the center part is all round and buttony. Kind of cute, actually, although not a stunner. Ours were grown from seed labeled 'Autumn Lollipop', but the flowers are not as richly colored, in the yellow-to-red spectrum as ones I've seen in photos - my guess is that ours have reverted to something closer to the species. At any rate, we've only seen the first-year performance, still looking forward to observing how they settle into maturity.

Helenium puberulum 'Autumn Lollipop'
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This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed for 'Autumn Lollipop' from '06 trade. Baggy 70F with light (50+%G, 9-17d)

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