Not the plant you're looking for? Search over 300,000 plants
Herbaceous Perennial

Helenium 'Strawberry Sundae' (Sundae Series)
  • RHS Plants for pollinators

sneezeweed 'Strawberry Sundae'

A compact, clump-forming perennial to 50cm high, with branching stems and ovate to lance-shaped green leaves. Numerous small, daisy-like flowers are produced at the tips of wiry stems from late summer to autumn, with dome-shaped dark brown central discs surrounded by deep red petals

Join the RHS

Become an RHS Member today and save 25% on your first year

Join now
Buy this plant
Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Red Brown Green
Autumn Red Brown Green
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H7
Botanical details
Family
Asteraceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Bushy, Clump forming
Genus

Helenium may be upright, clump-forming annuals, biennials or herbaceous perennials with simple leaves and showy daisy-like flower-heads over a long period

Name status

Unresolved

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in full sun in fertile, moisture-retentive, humus-rich soil. Keep well watered in summer dry spells. Divide every two to three years to maintain vigour

Propagation

Propagate by seed or by basal softwood cuttings in spring, or by division in spring or late autumn

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Coastal
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Patio and container plants
  • Wildlife gardens
  • Cut flowers
  • Flower borders and beds
Pruning

No pruning required, deadhead to prolong flowering

Pests

May be susceptible to stem and bulb eelworm, tortrix moth, slugs and snails

Diseases

May be susceptible to powdery mildews, leaf spot, Verticillium wilt and virus diseases

Get involved

The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.