Short 'n' Sassy Helenium

Helenium autumnale 'Short 'n' Sassy' PP #24,460

This dwarf variety packs a punch of color with vibrant blooms in orange and gold, each with a coffee-brown center. Blooms early on strong stems and lasts well into fall. Compact mounding habit is perfect for border or in mixed containers on balcony or patio.
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Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.


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Botanical Pronunciationhel-EE-nee-um
Average Size at MaturityFast growing; reaches 12 to 18 in. tall, 18 to 24 in. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer through Fall
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorOrange
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth HabitCompact, Mounding, Upright
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fast Growing, Bird Friendly, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsBlanket Flower (Gaillardia); Avens (Geum); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Bee Balm (Monarda); Joe-Pye Weed (Eupatorium); Coneflower (Echinacea)

Provide evenly moist, well-drained soil. Mulch to conserve moisture in hot summer areas. Clip spent blooms to extend flowering. Prune old foliage before new leaves emerge. May be divided every few years.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9

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