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Helenium 'Helena Mix'
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Plant Type: Perennials

Well-branched, upright stems, countless small flowers in a vibrant spectrum of red, bronze, and golden yellow shades. Striking in the butterfly garden.  Stake plants for support or pinch early in the growing season to produce shorter plants. Don't be fooled by the common name 'Sneezeweed'! The flowers of this plant are non-allergenic. Instead, it gets its name from the old-time use of the dried, powdered root for snuff. Helenium is a wonderful perennial that is easy to grow and provides months of fabulous color from midsummer through early fall. They are grown commercially as cut flowers because their strong, tall stems are ideal for cutting.

 


Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Divide in autumn or spring.  Grow in any fertile, moist but well drained soil in full sun.

Flower Color

Red/bronze/gold

Foliage Color

Green shades

Plant Spread

Good Companions

Tall Garden Phlox, Aster, Coreopsis, Ornamental Grass

Plant Height

4 ft.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone

Soil Moisture

Average and consistent water needs


Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes

Hardy, Cut flower, First Year Flowering

Bloom Time

August-September

Critter Resistance

Exposure

Full sun

Growth Rate

Seasonal Interests