Herbaceous plants, mostly grown in the rockery.
Plant in autumn or spring in fibrous sandy peat, in a shady spot. They like plenty of water in dry weather. Increase by division of plants in spring. Seeds may also be sown at this period in well-drained pots in the cold frame. Haberlea rhodopensis has rosettes of evergreen foliage, with clusters of blue-mauve flowers borne on 6-inch stems, June-July.
Helianthus (Sunflower. Jerusalem Artichoke). Hardy perennial plants, the tubers of Jerusalem Artichoke (Helianlhus luberosus) being edible.
Plant in autumn or spring in an ordinary soil, in the sunny border. Give plenty of water in dry weather, and when the plants show their flower buds a weak dose of liquid manure may be given.
Lift and replant every third year. Increase by division of roots in autumn or spring. Seeds may also be sown in spring in the open ground.
The best varieties for the amateurs garden are:
II. Bouquet dOr, yellow, July-September. 4 ft, H. Lodden Gold, double yellow, August-September. 5 ft.
II. maximus, yellow, July-October. 5 ft.
II. Miss Hellish, bright orange-yellow, August-October. 5 ft.
H. rigidus Daniel Deicer, yellow, July September. 4 ft.
H. sparsifolius, yellow, September-October. 6 ft. lielenium. Hardy herbaceous border plants.
Plant in autumn or spring in an ordinary rich soil in a sunny well-drained situation. Cut down in October. Increase by division of roots in autumn or spring. Seeds may also be sown outdoors in April, transplanting to their permanent position in June or July.
The best varieties for the amateurs garden are: Crimson Beauty, red-crimson, July-September. 2 ft.
July Sun, rich yellow, July-September. 2 ft.
Riverlon Gem, wallflower-red and gold, July-September. 5 ft.
Wyndlcy, yellow suffused with bronze, August-September. 3 ft.