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Helenium Mardi Gras

Helen's Flower, Sneezeweed

Type: Perennials
Height: Tall 36" (Plant 18-24" apart)
Bloom Time: Early Summer to Late Summer
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones: 4-8   [?]
Soil Condition: Normal, Clay
Flower / Accent: Yellow / Yellow
Patent: #15,124
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep
Mardis Gras produces a riot of multicolored blooms for six to eight weeks in summer. Yellow petals, lavishly splashed with orange red, form wildly patterned stiff skirts around deep brown, mounded center cones. The "tie-dyed" flowers are 1 to 2 inches in diameter. Gorgeous in a pot!

Features to Note:

  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • For a Sunny Spot

Helenium General Information:

Helenium are North American natives with prolific flowering. A good backbone plant for the late summer and fall border. Pronounced chocolate button centers are surrounded by a skirt of colorful patterned petals. Droughtr resistant and carefree. Great for cutting and attractive to butterflies. Plant it and enjoy the show.

Helenium Plant Care:

Does not usually need staking. Best in a moist soil, but will tolerate short periods of dry. Plants may be pinched or cut back in early spring to encourage branching. Disease and pest free. Easy to divide in spring or fall every 3-4 years.

$12.95 ea.
(3+) $12.50 ea.
Spring 2014
Plant Code: HEMG