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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
Helenium autumnale 'Butterpat'
Helenium may be upright, clump-forming annuals, biennials or herbaceous perennials with simple leaves and showy daisy-like flower-heads over a long period
'Butterpat' is an erect perennial flowering from summer to autumn with bright golden-yellow daisy flowers to 8cm across, with dark yellow centres
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or East-facing or West-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilSand, Loam, Chalk, Clay
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in any fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun. Provide support for best results
Propagate by division in autumn or spring. Propagate by basal cuttings in cold frame in spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Cut Flowers
Cottage & Informal Garden Wildlife Gardens Prairie Planting
Pruning Deadhead to prolong flowering
Pests Generally pest free
May be affected by a leaf spot
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