Helenium Mardi Gras

Helen's Flower, Sneezeweed

$12.95 ea. (3+ discount) $12.50 ea.

In stock for Spring 2018

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Plant Code: HEMG

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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.

Details

Type: Perennials
Height: Tall 36"
Spacing: Plant 18-24" apart
Bloom Time: Mid-Summer to Early Fall
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones: 4-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Clay
Flower: Orange
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
  • Blooms for 4 Weeks or More

Helenium General Information

Helenium are North American natives with prolific flowering. A good backbone plant for the late summer and fall border. Drought 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.