Mariachi™ Siesta Helenium

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Mariachi™ 'Siesta' Helenium PP#25,969 has got it all--excellent hardiness, hot color, and compact size! Compact 'Siesta' is from the new Mariachi™ series of colorful Sneezeweeds, and boasts fascinating cone centers of maroon and gold surrounded by petals in bright bluish red. Sometimes called Helen Flower or Sneezeweed, it's covered in blooms from summer to fall. 'Siesta' should be planted in a well-drained sunny soil with average fertility. A pollinator favorite. (Helenium)
Zones 3 - 9
Deer Resistant
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Easy To Grow
Low Maintenance
Good For Cut Flowers
Good For Containers
Rabbit Resistant
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height 18-20" tall , 20-24" wide
Bloom TimeMid summer to early fall
Item Package SizePlant - 3" Pot

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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Plant Information
(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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Item Package Size
Plant - 3" Pot
Common Name
Mariachi™ Siesta Helen's Flower PP#25,969
Botanical Name
Helenium Mariachi™ Siesta PP#25,969
Patent Number
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Mature Height
18-20" tall
Mature Spread
20-24" wide
Bloom Time
Mid summer to early fall
Planting Depth
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the surface after watering in.
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Average Soil, Acidic Soil
Soil Moisture
Average, Moist / Wet
Deer Resistant, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Easy To Grow, Low Maintenance, Good For Cut Flowers, Good For Containers, Rabbit Resistant
Additional Information
Deadheading will encourage new flowers. Good mildew resistance.
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Neonicotinoid Free
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada

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