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Helenium 'Mardi Gras' (Sneezeweed)

Sneezeweed 'Mardi Gras', Sneezeweed 'Mardi Gras', False Sunflower 'Mardi Gras', Helen's Flower, Yellow Star 'Mardi Gras'


Flowering profusely in a riot of cheerful colors, Helenium 'Mardi Gras' features masses of attractive yellow blossoms, 2 in. wide (5 cm), lavishly splashed with orange red with deep brown, mounded center cones. Densely branched, this Helenium features sturdy stems that rarely require staking!

  • This fabulous perennial provides 6-8 weeks of splashes of color, from midsummer to fall, when many other perennials are starting to fade.
  • Forms upright clumps, up to 36-40 in. tall (90 - 100 cm) and 24 in. 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.

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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 Helenium - Sneezeweeds
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 15" – 18" (37cm – 45cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Clay Soil, Deer, Rabbit, Wet Soil
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


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 Helenium - Sneezeweeds
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 15" – 18" (37cm – 45cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Clay Soil, Deer, Rabbit, Wet Soil
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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