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Helenium wrong colour?

RoddersUKRoddersUK Posts: 455
I bought a red helenium, but it's very yellow. Will it turn red? With the word Autumnal, perhaps it hints it will change later in the year? 


  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 11,147
    This happened to me, with some l purchased from Secret Garden Club,  they were labelled red but some yellow ones came up in the middle of the clump. An error in propagating l think. 
    They won't change colour as far as l know !
  • PerkiPerki Posts: 2,325
    That possibly because they are hybrids and not a named variety , any helenium with autumnale is a hybrid, it could just be a rogue seedling or cross pollinated with the wrong plant .

    If you want a certain colour get a named variety . It unlikely they will turn red as well but you never know . 
  • VoyagerxpVoyagerxp Posts: 635
    They look like Helenium autumnale 'Butterpat'

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,521
    The short answer is NO, it won't change colour.
  • RoddersUKRoddersUK Posts: 455
    Thanks all.

    I like yellow, but I wanted red where it is, lol. Oh well, is what it is.
  • HazybHazyb Posts: 336
    Could be that it is ………. an opportunity to buy a new red plant whilst moving a yellow one elsewhere.
  • RoddersUKRoddersUK Posts: 455
    Later in the year I'm having a shuffle around. I'll see what happens then and what spaces I have
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