Helenium autumnale ‘Mardi Gras’ (Sneezeweed)


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1 Gallon Pot. Native. MARDI GRAS is an erect, clump-forming, sneezeweed with bushy basal growth. It grows 30-40” tall on rigid, stems clad with alternate, obovate, green leaves (to 4” long). Each daisy-like flower (to 2” diameter) has yellow and red bicolored ray florets surrounding a prominent, dome-like, deep brown center disk. Yellow rays are irregularly splashed with various shades of red. Flowers bloom for about 2 months from early to late summer. U.S. Plant Patent PP15,124 was issued August 31, 2004.

Common Name: sneezeweed
Type: Herbaceous perennial
Family: Asteraceae
Zone: 4 to 8
Height: 2.00 to 3.00 feet
Spread: 1.00 to 2.00 feet
Bloom Time: August to October
Bloom Description: Yellow and red rays with brown centers
Sun: Full sun
Water: Medium to wet
Maintenance: Medium
Suggested Use: Rain Garden
Flower: Showy, Good Cut
Attracts: Butterflies
Tolerate: Deer, Wet Soil