Helenium Red Jewel

Helen's Flower, Sneezeweed

Type: Perennials
Height: Tall 3' (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 / Accent: Red / Orange
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

One of the best native perennials for late season color. Petal ‘skirts’ surround crested buttons of brown and yellow. Each glowing petal holds hues of red, yellow and orange in clusters atop tall stems. Envision ballerinas dancing in brightly colored tutus throughout the foliage.

Helenium Red Jewel provides outstanding fall color in the garden, blending with all the hues of autumn. Striking when planted in drifts or among ornamental grasses. The tall flower stems are great for fresh bouquets.

Features to Note:

  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Humidity Tolerant
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Blooms for 4 Weeks or More
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Beneficial for Pollinators

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. 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.

$13.95 ea.
(3+) $13.50 ea.
Ships: Spring 2017
Plant Code: HERJ