Helenium 'Helena Mix' flowers
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Plant Height: 24 inches
Flower Height: 3 feet
Spread: 24 inches
Hardiness Zone: 4a
Other Names: Helen's Flower
Cheerful mix of yellow, gold, orange and rust, daisy-like flowers bloom towards the end of the season; strong stems make this a great cut flower; plant in a moist area that is well drained and in full sun
Helena Mix Sneezeweed features beautiful coppery-bronze daisy flowers with gold overtones at the ends of the stems from mid summer to early fall, which are most effective when planted in groupings. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It's narrow leaves remain dark green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Helena Mix Sneezeweed is an herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.
This perennial will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;
Helena Mix Sneezeweed is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Helena Mix Sneezeweed will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity extending to 3 feet tall with the flowers, with a spread of 24 inches. The flower stalks can be weak and so it may require staking in exposed sites or excessively rich soils. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.
This perennial should only be grown in full sunlight. It requires an evenly moist well-drained soil for optimal growth. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This plant can be propagated by division.
This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.