Helenium autumnale Sombrero

Mariachi™ Series

Helen's Flower, Sneezeweed

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

In stock for Spring 2019

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Plant Code: HESOM

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The sunniest yellow petals and cones of H. Sombrero will coordinate beautifully with any of our other red and orange hued Helenium for a true fiesta of fall color.

The Mariachi™ Series enhances the autumnale species of Helenium known for being extremely cold hardy. Tops in vibrant colors and strong, straight flower stems great for cutting. Helenium Sombrero 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.


Type: Perennials
Height: Medium 24-30"
Spacing: Plant 20-24" apart
Bloom Time: Mid-Summer to Early Fall
Sun-Shade: Full Sun
Zones: 3-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Clay
Flower: Yellow
Accent: Yellow
Patent: PP25,968
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Deer Resistant
  • 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.

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.