Mariachi™ Sombrero Helenium

Helenium x 'Sombrero' PP #25,968

SKU
43121
This cute, compact, bushy blooming machine will brighten a sunny garden. Clear, sunshine yellow center cones are surrounded by even brighter yellow ray petals, on strong stems held above deep green, mounded foliage. Charming summer color for a cottage, wildlife, or cutting garden, or a small urban border. An herbaceous perennial.
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Botanical Pronunciationhel-EE-nee-um
LoreHelenium is a native wildflower from the Americas, found around damp woodland areas, alongside streams and ponds, and in moist meadow lands and prairies, with regular moisture. They have a shallow root system and will not thrive with periodic dry spells. Despite its name, sneezeweed is not a common source of seasonal allergies.
Average Size at MaturityFast growing; reaches 18 to 20 in. tall, 20 to 24 in. wide.
Bloom TimeEarly to Late Summer
Design IdeasThis American native is perfectly at home in a meadow or prairie garden or open woodland in areas where regular moisture abounds. Thrives along a sunny stream bed or pond's edge.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth HabitCompact, Mounding
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Mass Planting, Very Wet Areas, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden, Urban Garden, Naturalized Areas
Light NeedsFull sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureClump Forming, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Tolerates Wet Soils, Fast Growing, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
Companion PlantsBlanket Flower (Gaillardia); Avens (Geum); Bee Balm (Monarda); Joe-Pye Weed (Eupatorium); Aster (Aster)

Provide organically rich, moist but well-drained soil. Water regularly in first growing season to establish root system. Once established, 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: 3-9

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