PlantsHelenium→Sneezeweed (Helenium Mardi Gras)

Trade name information:
Trade Name: Mardi Gras
Cultivar name: 'Helbro'
General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 30 - 40 inches
Plant Spread: 24 - 36 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Multi-Color: Yellow, orange, and red
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Other: Deadheading flowers ensures more flowering throughout the season.
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Patent/Plant Breeders' Rights: PP15,124

- One look at its bright colours takes me back to Mardi Gras.

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Comments:
Posted by lovesblooms (Maryland - Zone 7a) on Feb 2, 2015 10:01 PM

This came true from seed for me, and my small clump of seedlings bloomed the first year after winter sowing here in zone 7a. Gorgeous color combo in fall. Can't wait to see the bigger clump this year.

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Plant Events from our members
christine2 On May 21, 2018 Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
Removed 2 smaller ones
christine2 On May 1, 2008 Obtained plant
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lovesblooms On February 20, 2018 Seeds sown
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