Exposure
Sun
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Bloom Color
Orange
Yellow
Attributes
Good Cut Flowers
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Riverbend Nursery (M.S.)

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.

Height:

36-40 Inches

Hardiness Zone:

4-8

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.

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