Platycodon grandiflorus Platycodon grandiflorus 'Sentimental Blue'

Balloon Flower

Ajuga reptans Ajuga reptans 'Bronze Beauty'


Ajuga reptans Ajuga reptans 'Burgundy Glow'


Festuca glauca Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue'

Blue Fescue

Carex flagellifera Carex flagellifera 'Toffee Twist'

Orange Sedge

Carex morrowii Carex morrowii 'Ice Dance'

Variegated Japanese Sedge

Hemerocallis Hemerocallis 'Stella de Oro'


Delosperma cooperi Delosperma cooperi

Ice Plant

Dianthus gratianopolitanus Dianthus gratianopolitanus 'Firewitch'

Cheddar Pinks

Heuchera sanguinea Heuchera sanguinea 'Bressingham Hybrid'

Coral Bells

Echinacea purpurea Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus'

Purple Coneflower

Aster nova-angliae Aster nova-angliae 'Purple Dome'

New England Aster

Verbena canadensis Verbena canadensis 'Homestead Purple'

Creeping Vervain

Aster x dumosus Aster x dumosus 'Prof. Anton Kippenberg'

Hardy Aster

Vinca minor Vinca minor 'Bowles Variety'


Phlox paniculata Phlox paniculata 'Purple Flame'

Dwarf Garden Phlox

Achillea millefolium Achillea millefolium 'Paprika'


Gaillardia x grandiflora Gaillardia x grandiflora 'Arizona Sun'

Blanket Flower

Heuchera micrantha Heuchera micrantha 'Palace Purple'

Palace Purple Coral Bells

Leucanthemum x superbum Leucanthemum x superbum 'Becky'

Shasta Daisy

Nipponanthemum nipponicum Nipponanthemum nipponicum

Nippon Daisy

Coreopsis verticillata Coreopsis verticillata 'Moonbeam'


Coreopsis verticillata Coreopsis verticillata 'Zagreb'

Threadleaf Coreopsis

Rudbeckia hirta Rudbeckia hirta 'Sonora'

Gloriosa Daisy

Solidago rugosa Solidago rugosa 'Fireworks'

Rough-stemmed Goldenrod

Rudbeckia fulgida Rudbeckia fulgida 'Goldsturm'

Black-eyed Susan

Euphorbia robbiae Euphorbia robbiae

Robb's Spurge

Heuchera Heuchera 'Peach Flambe'

Coral Bells

Heuchera Heuchera 'Obsidian'

Coral Bells

Hemerocallis Hemerocallis 'Pardon Me'


Hemerocallis Hemerocallis 'Happy Returns'


Hedera helix Hedera helix

English Ivy

Gaillardia Gaillardia 'Oranges and Lemons'

Blanket Flower

Echinacea purpurea Echinacea purpurea 'Kim's Knee High'

Dwarf Purple Coneflower

Aster novae-angliae Aster novae-angliae 'Andenken an Alma Potschke'

New England Aster

Achillea X Achillea X 'Moonshine'

Moonshine Yarrow

Rosa x Rosa x 'Radrazz'

Red Knock Out Rose

Rudbeckia hirta Rudbeckia hirta 'Irish Eyes'

Gloriosa Daisy

Salvia guaranitica Salvia guaranitica 'Black & Blue'


Ajuga reptans Ajuga reptans 'Black Scallop'

Black Scallop Bugleweed

Heuchera villosa Heuchera villosa 'Caramel'

Coral Bells

Euphorbia characias Euphorbia characias 'Glacier Blue'


Heuchera villosa Heuchera villosa 'Citronelle'

Coral Bells

Leucanthemum x superbum Leucanthemum x superbum 'Aglaia'

Shasta Daisy

Aster Aster 'Twist'


Lantana Lantana 'Anne Marie'
Lantana camara Lantana camara 'Miss Huff'

Miss Huff Lantana

Rudbeckia hirta Rudbeckia hirta 'Cherry Brandy'
Dianthus Dianthus 'First Love'


Echinacea Echinacea 'Tiki Torch'


Solidago Solidago 'Little Lemon'

Little Lemon Goldenrod

Helenium x Helenium x 'Mardi Gras'

Helen's Flower

Echinacea Conefections Echinacea Conefections 'Milkshake'


Acorus gramineus Acorus gramineus 'Ogon'

Golden Variegated Sweet Flag

Euphorbia x martinii Euphorbia x martinii 'Ascot Rainbow'

Cushion Spurge

Lantana Lantana 'Chapel Hill Yellow'
Leucanthemum Leucanthemum 'Lacrosse'

Shasta Daisy

Hosta Hosta 'Earth Angel'


Leucanthemum superbum Leucanthemum superbum 'Banana Cream'

Shasta Daisy

Hypericum Hypericum 'Hypearls™ Olivia'
Achillea millefolium Achillea millefolium 'Strawberry Seduction'


Ajuga pyramidalis Ajuga pyramidalis 'Metallica crispa'


Helenium autumnale Helenium autumnale 'Eldorado'


Hibiscus Summerific™ Hibiscus Summerific™ 'Berrylicious'

Rose Mallow

Hibiscus Summerific™ Hibiscus Summerific™ 'Cranberry Crush'
Hibiscus Hibiscus 'Summer Storm'

Rose Mallow

Achillea millefolium Achillea millefolium 'Apricot Delight'


Aster Aster 'Kickin Carmine Red'
Aster Aster 'Kickin Lavender'
Echinacea Echinacea 'Solar Flare'


Dianthus Dianthus 'Eternity'


Dianthus Dianthus 'Passion'


Echinacea x purpurea Echinacea x purpurea 'Double Scoop™ Bubble Gum'


Leucanthemum sup. Leucanthemum sup. 'Freak'

Shasta Daisy

Heuchera Heuchera 'Mint Frost'

Coral Bells

Achillea Achillea 'Desert Eve Red'


Achillea Achillea 'Desert Eve Terracotta'


Achillea Achillea 'Desert Eve Yellow'


Eupatorium fortunei Eupatorium fortunei 'Pink Frost'

Japanese Joe-Pye Weed

Hypericum Hypericum 'Hypearls™ Jacqueline'

St. Johns Wort

Gaillardia Gaillardia 'Fanfare Blaze'

Blanket Flower

Helenium Helenium 'Short 'n' Sassy'


Tiarella Tiarella ''Appalachian Trail™''

Trailing Foam Flower

Lantana camara Lantana camara 'Confetti'

Hardy Lantana

Lantana camara Lantana camara 'Dallas Red'

Hardy Lantana

Salvia farinacea Salvia farinacea 'Victoria Blue'


Lantana x hybrid Lantana x hybrid 'New Gold'

Hardy Lantana

Coreopsis Coreopsis 'Li'l Bang™ Red Elf'


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Helenium x 'Mardi Gras'

Helen's Flower

Helenium 'Mardi Gras' produces a festival of multicolored blooms jazzes up the garden for six to eight weeks in mid to late summer. Yellow petals are lavishly edged with bright orange red, aging to clear red edged in gold, all surrounding deep chestnut cones. Gorgeous in a pot! Great as a cut flower, its long stems are sturdy and vase life is long. Heleniums are naturally resistant, even toxic, to deer and rabbits. An early pinch back helps promote branching.


36-40 Inches

Hardiness Zone:


Helenium (hel-le'-nee-um)

Family: Asteraceae · Common Name: Common Sneezeweed

Vibrant daisy flowers in shades of red, bronze or yellow grace upright, branching plants, August to September. Stake plants for support or pinch early in the growing season to produce shorter plants. Attracts butterflies and is an excellent cut flower.

Characteristics & Attributes
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Bloom Color
Good Cut Flowers
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