‘Rauchtopaz’ has petals of golden yellow on top, with reddish-brown tones on the undersides – a slight twist to the petals shows off glimpses of this tawny color. The name translates to Smoky Topaz. A tall one, at 62”. Heleniums prefer to grow in full sun, but will tolerate some shade. For soil, they will grow in well-draining to dry soils, just avoid very wet situations. The soil does not need to be particularly rich, but you will not see the best flowers and foliage if the soils is very poor. They are self-supporting, and do not require staking.