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Mariachi™ Sombrero Helenium

SKU: AM017722
per Plant - 3" Pot
No longer available this season.
A compact perennial terrific for sunny native meadows and pollinator gardens as well as informal cottage gardens, ‘Sombrero’ helenium (aka sneezeweed) brings bright yellow color to late summer and early autumn. The flower petals surround a prominent yellow cone and are held above deep green foliage for several weeks. Great cut flower. Deer resistant. (Helenium autumnale)
key features
Botanical Name
Helenium autumnale Mariachi® Sombrero
Native, Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Easy To Grow, Low Maintenance, Long Bloom Time, Cut Flowers, Container Planting
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Soil Moisture
Average, Moist / Wet
Mature Height
18-20" tall
Mature Spread
20-24" wide
Bloom Time
Mid summer to early fall


18-20” tall x 20-24” wide. Take your autumn garden to new heights with this exciting helenium! Heleniums, also known as sneezeweed, are often thought of as tall, blousy perennials, but along with others in the Mariachi series, ‘Sombrero’ delivers strong branching and a manageable, no-flop size for smaller gardens. Bright lemon petals surround the characteristic yellow cone which attracts butterflies and bees, bringing strong harvest color into the late summer and early fall garden. As with all heleniums, it is best for sunny sites with moisture retentive soils, although drought is tolerated over small periods of time. Moist meadows are perfect for this North American native. If you pinch back the deep green foliage during the season, branching will be encouraged, increasing blooms and allowing you to have plenty of long lasting flowers for vases and garden alike. Mildew free and deer resistant.