Hayday™ Red Bicolor Helenium

Helenium autumnale

Bold red petals are brightened by a splash of yellow on the edges. Charming summer color for a cottage, wildlife, or cutting garden, or a small urban border. Herbaceous perennial.
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Full sun

Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.


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Botanical Pronunciationhel-EE-nee-um aw-tum-NAH-lee
Average Size at MaturityQuickly reaches 14 to 18 in. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorRed & Yellow
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth HabitUpright
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Mass Planting, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Easy Care, Fast Growing, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsBlack-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Avens (Geum); Bee Balm (Monarda); Joe-Pye Weed (Eupatorium); Gayfeather (Liatris)

Provide organically rich, moist but well-drained soil. Prefers regular moisture, even tolerating wet soils; does not tolerate dry soils. Fertilize only lightly. Remove spent flowers to encourage continued bloom. Hard prune by 1/2 after bloom period.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9

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