¡Los desaparecidos! . . . lost Heleniums!
Many of these have probably been lost to cultivation or have poor descriptions which makes it impossible to pinpoint them. Some are new forms which are not yet in UK national collection. Any information you have would be appreciated and plant material is sought for the UK national collection. If you can help please get in touch - use the "contact us" link on the left.
bigelovii aurianticum vivid yellow with yellow centre, short (GST)
bolanderi According to The Gardeners' Chronicle p135 Aug 1 1885 this has been wrongly distributed as "Grandiflorum".
Altgoldriese - see note under Oudgold)
Altgold (from Heleniums by David Barker -HPS)
Autumn Sunshine "soft golden both in petals and centres, makes great billowing masses which seem to have caught and held the very colour of sunlight" My Garden vol 14 1938.
autumnale 'H. Marshall' Light orange, red reverse, 6ft.hybridum. G Reuthe Ltd's 1930-31 Catalogue in the Lindley Library
autumnale rubrum bronze-crimson (BP)
autumnale striatum - see notes under grandicephalum striatum
autumnale superbum late flowering bronze-crimson. My Garden. 31. 1945
Braungold from Blooms 1930 list
Brilliant (American cultivar)
Bronze Queen (mentioned by Frances Perry)
Croftway Variety Rich golden yellow. 75cm/30"
Conga (from Brian Kabbes)
Dorothy Perfield (Blooms 1930 list)
Feuerzauber (see www.steffenhauser.de)
Golden Superior (cut flower brand name, the cultivar name is 'Mor')
Goldtopaz or Goldtopas
grandicephalum striatum (from Blooms 1930 list) - according to The Gardeners' Chronicle (Oct 19 1895 p 464 also p222 Sept 16 1899) this may be a misnomer for H flexuosum. However later correspondence from a Thos. Meehan of Philadelphia asserts ( Gardeners' Chronicle p 317 Sept 21 1899) that autumnale var striatum is correct.
Grandicephalum big yellow flowers
Havelsonne Foerster 1963
Herbstrot (from Zur Linden)
House of Orange originated at Van Reeuwijk Nursery.
Indianerbraut Foerster 1960
Kastanie (Foerster 1949)
Kelway's Star from Kelways old lists
Magnificum (= Pumilum Magnificum?)
'Nanum Praecox' dwarf, yellow cone
Orange Superior (cut flower brand name, cultivar name is 'Mew')
Pelegrina "large dark red flowers" MG 14. 1938
Panorama (seed mixture)
Praecox yellow with brown and red, early -autumnale praecox?
Red Glow red flowers go burnt orange (CFir)
Red Indian " a new reddish bronze variety" 31/2ft (BP)
Rothaut (from zur Linden)
Rote Töne (seed mixture)
Rubrum bronze flowers (autumnale) (see autumnale rubrum)
Setting Sun (CFir opening very deep dark red)
Spätrot syn Latest Red (GST) Bronze-red flowers 120cm
Sunset Shades seed mixture (autumnale)
Superbum description varies (autumnale)
Sunny Boy (H. amarum or tenuifolium)(grown from seed)
surnilum aurianticum (from Heleniums by David Barker -HPS)
Tango (from Brian Kabbes)
tenuifolium 45cm tall narrow linear leaves and corymbed heads of bright yellow flowers. (Gardeners' Chronicle 1883. p 306)
Tresahor Ruby CFir ruby daisy flowers on tall erect spikes They all flower from about mid summer to early autumn.
Wm. Marshall My Garden vol 14. 1934
BP. Collins Guide to Border Plants by Frances Perry 1957
HB. Herbaceous Borders by Richard Sudell Rev ed 1948 (1st ed 1937)