Legend has it that Helenium first grew on ground watered with the tears of Helen of Troy. The backbone of the late season garden, they send out branching stems covered with red, yellow, orange and bronze daisy-like flowers that have sculpted conical centers and fringed satiny petals. In areas of high wind or heavy rain, the stout stalks may need support.
Selected by Dutchwoman, Inez Arnold, this hearty full-toned Helenium struts straight stems and attractive lanceolate green leaves that bolster a bevy of 2 in. wide, richly-hued blossoms. The large, open-faced deep red flowers are emboldened with dark chocolate-colored cones and a slender, radiant golden edge. Beloved by pollinators as well as floral arrangers, ‘Potter’s Wheel’ injects welcome late summer pizazz to mixed borders, cottage gardens and prairie-style plantings.
Size: 2-1/2' – 3-1/2' high x 18" wide.
Hardy to zone 4.
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Other selections in this genus:
- Helenium autumnale ‘Helena Gold’
- Helenium bigelovii ‘The Bishop’
- Helenium ‘Butterpat’
- Helenium ‘Coppelia’
- Helenium ‘Flammendes Käthchen’
- Helenium hoopesii
- Helenium ‘Moerheim Beauty’
- Helenium ‘Red Jewel’
- Helenium ‘Rotgold’
- Helenium ‘Rubinzwerg’
- Helenium ‘Sahins Early Flowerer’
- Helenium ‘Waltraut’
- Helenium ‘Zimbelstern’