(18-20" tall x 20-24" wide) Light summer on fire with the hot colors of Mariachi™ 'Siesta' Helenium PP#25969 – a red-flowered cultivar from the new series of exciting compact Sneezeweeds (Helen Flowers). Blue-red petals surround gold and maroon cone centers and attract pollinators with easy access and abundant flowers from summer 'till fall. 'Siesta' loves moist but well-drained soil and a hot sunny position, so use deep mulching to encourage a long bloom time. Deep green, lance-shaped foliage is dense and upright, and has a pleasing shape even when 'Siesta' blossoms are taking their own siesta. Use 'Siesta' as a mid-to-front of bed perennial, and enjoy the cut blossoms indoors – particularly when paired with other hot colors for maximum impact. Hay-fever sufferers needn't worry over the common name 'Sneezeweed' – helenium is not an allergen, and the name most probably derives from it once being used as a medicinal herb against hay fever. Helenium is deer resistant.
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Plant - 3" Pot
Mariachi™ Siesta Helen's Flower PP#25,969
Helenium Mariachi™ Siesta PP#25,969
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Mid summer to early fall
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the surface after watering in.
Average Soil, Acidic Soil
Average, Moist / Wet
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Easy To Grow, Low Maintenance, Good For Cut Flowers, Good For Containers, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant
Deadheading will encourage new flowers. Good mildew resistance.
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
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