I planted these in the garden last year and they only grew to around 2ft. This year they are about 5 ft tall. I can't find the label.
They look like heleniums but I don't know what sort they are. Some else will be along in a minute who knows!
Thanks Grannybee, I thought that but the height of them threw me.
Possibly H. 'Riverton Beauty'. They're lovely.
I have tall yellow heleniums like that, but I've lost the label, bought them years ago.
A prime candidate for the 'Chelsea chop' next year? Doing that might keep them down to a more reasonable height and produce more flower heads.
Thanks Will, Busy-Lizzie and Bob. I've looked at H. 'Riverton Beauty' and they couldn't be more of a match. I will move them further back in the border next spring as the lower third of the stems is unsightly so needs to be planted behind other plants. I shall definitely give them the 'Chelsea chop' next year. Thankyou all again.
They do get big - and if they like your conditions they can be bigger than expected. It can come as a shock if they don't make their full height the first season you have them too - as is often the case.
Make sure they're well staked if you haven't got other planting around them for support, or follow Bob's advice re chopping back. It can also be effective to chop the front part of the clump back and leave some taller sections at the back.
What a good idea Fairygirl. Thanks.