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Helenium ‘Königstiger’ (Sneezeweed)

Common Sneezeweed 'Königstiger', False Sunflower 'Königstiger', Helen's Flower 'Königstiger', Yellow Star 'Königstiger', Helenium 'Koenigstiger', Helenium 'Tigerskoningen', Helenium 'King's Tiger'

Helenium Königstiger, Common Sneezeweed 'Königstiger', False Sunflower 'Königstiger', Helen's Flower 'Königstiger', Yellow Star 'Königstiger', Helenium 'Koenigstiger', Helenium 'Tigerskoningen', Helenium 'King's Tiger', Orange Helenium

A 1964 selection by Karl Foerster, Helenium ‘Königstiger’ (King’s Tiger in English) features rich brick-red daisylike flowers with golden yellow rings at the base of each petal and at their tips. They surround a prominent chocolate brown center disk that is covered with golden pollen and attracts butterflies. 

  • This fabulous perennial provides weeks of splashes of color, from midsummer to fall, when many other perennials are starting to fade.
  • Grows up to 3-4 ft. tall (90-120 cm) and spreads 2 ft. wide (60 cm)
  • Looks stunning planted in mass, mixes beautifully with ornamental grasses or any other perennial plants. Well suited for borderscottage gardens or naturalistic areas such as prairies or meadows.
  • Very attractive as cut flowers, it has a good resistance to most insects and diseases, attracts butterflies and deer ignore it!
  • A full sun lover, it is very hardy and prefers average, medium to wet, well-drained soils. Prefers rich, moist soils and hates dry soils. Regular watering maters for profuse blossoms!
  • Deadheading will extend the flowering season. Once flowering has ceased and the plant has died back the stems should be cut down.

 

Requirements

Hardiness 3 - 8
Heat Zones 1 - 8
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Compositae
Genus Helenium
Common names Sneezeweed, Helenium
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 3' - 4'
(90cm - 120cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 18" - 24"
(50cm - 60cm)
Maintenance Average
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit, Clay Soil, Wet Soil
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Helenium bigelovii (Bigelow’s Sneezeweed)
Helenium flexuosum (Purple-head Sneezeweed)
Helenium amarum (Yellow Sneezeweed)
Helenium autumnale (Sneezeweed)
Helenium hoopesii (Orange Sneezeweed)
Helenium ‘Flammenrad’ (Sneezeweed)

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Dahlia ‘Ace Summer Emotions’
Agastache ‘Blue Fortune’ (Giant Hyssop)
Miscanthus sinensis ‘Gracillimus’ (Chinese Silver Grass)
Crocosmia ‘Lucifer’ (Montbretia)

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 - 8
Heat Zones 1 - 8
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Compositae
Genus Helenium
Common names Sneezeweed, Helenium
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 3' - 4'
(90cm - 120cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 18" - 24"
(50cm - 60cm)
Maintenance Average
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit, Clay Soil, Wet Soil
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow
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Do I Need?
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