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is this moorheim beauty?

east yorkshire, United Kingdom Gb

its helenium but is it moorheim beauty or chelsea?
sorry photo is blurred but it was windy tonight.



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Well, it looks very like my Moorheim Beauty, but then I don't know what Chelsea looks like. If they are very similar I could be mistaken.

8 Jul, 2009

 

one is orange /yellow/reddy. so that must be chelsea and this moorheim. thanks very much pennyfarthing.

8 Jul, 2009

 

Sbg, I am not at all sure - take a look at my photo of 'Moerheim Beauty', as it does have gold/orange markings on its petals. See what you think.

Sorry I don't know 'Chelsea', though - but I think this might be it! lol.

9 Jul, 2009

 

You could use Google to look at iamges of both varieties and then decide which yours is

9 Jul, 2009

 

the trouble with google is that some people load images that are totally misnamed. thats why i thought i'd ask you good people.

9 Jul, 2009

 

sbg -another place to look is www.helenium.net which is a website maintained by the holder of the National Collection of Heleniums. Don't be afraid to e-mail them if necessary - I have found National Collection holders very friendly and helpful

9 Jul, 2009

 

Hello again Seaburngirl,
I agree that pictures on the internet can be misleading. I looked up 2 or 3 garden nursery pictures of both MB and Chelsey and by the end of it I couldn't tell one from t'other--there seemed to be so much variation! I shall certainly look up the site andrewr mentions but on Sunday I hope to go to a local garden show where they always exhibit heleniums, so I will check with them too!

9 Jul, 2009

 

thanks andrew, i had never thought of that . i will give it a browse.

10 Jul, 2009

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