Helenium Mardi Gras

Helen's Flower

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Cultural and Growing Info is provided below.

Plant Code: HEMG


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!

A Blooms of Bressingham variety selected for outstanding qualities, reliable growing performance and stunning beauty.



Type: Perennials
Height: "Tall 36"""
Spacing: "Plant 18-24"" apart"
Bloom Time: Late Summer
Zones: "4-8"   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: ,
Flower: Orange/Copper
Accent: Yellow
Patent: "#15,124"
Pot Size: "3.5"" square x 4"" deep"

Features to Note

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Humidity Tolerant
  • Long-Blooming

Helenium General Information

Helenium are North American natives with prolific flowering. A good backbone plant for the late summer and fall border. Great for cutting and attractive to butterflies. Plant it and enjoy the show. Carefree. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

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."