(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.
|Item Package Size|
Plant - 3" Pot
Mariachi™ Siesta Helen's Flower PP#25,969
Helenium Mariachi™ Siesta PP#25,969
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
|Estimated Mature Spread|
Mid summer to early fall
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the surface after watering in.
Green, lance-shaped foliage.
Average Soil, Moist/Wet Soil, Acidic Soil
Average, Moist / Wet
Attract Butterflies, Easy To Grow, Attract Hummingbirds, Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Low Maintenance, Good For Cut Flowers, Good For Containers, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Deadheading will encourage new flowers. Good mildew resistance.
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
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