Dwarf, well branching sneezeweed with high coverage of flowers on the entire plant. Regular mounding shape, dark red flowers fade to orange-red tones.
We started growing this cultivar after recommendation of our colleague Andrew Marrs, because this cultivar seem to quite vigorous and lasts for 3-4 years here in Bloomington, IN, zone 6a. (many cultivars of sneezeweed fail here very quickly).
We recommend dividing and renewing the clump after 3 years of growing.
Blooming Time: early to late August
Size: 18-20’’ high x 20-24’’ wide
USDA Zones: 4 to 9
Culture: Full sun to half sun, loamy soil, loam-clay, good garden soil, sandy loam, chalk, average soil. Some drainage is useful (avoid too heavy and waterlogged soils). Adaptable to soils with various pH.
Moisture Needs: average (medium), medium-moist, tolerates some droughts
Origin: Introduced by Arie Blom of AB-Cultivars in The Netherlands. Part of the Mariachi™ series. Patented plant under USPP#25978: unlicensed propagation prohibited. Original botanical species of Helenium autumnale is native in most parts of USA.
Deer/Rabbit Resistant: yes/yes
Attracts Butterflies or Pollinators: yes/yes -butterflies, bees, wasps and pollinating flies
Attracts Hummingbirds: no, but attract small birds
Pot Size: 3.5" x 4" perennial pot (1.22 pt/580 ml)
Plant combinations: Goes well with various plants like Achillea, Agastache, summer blooming Allium, Amsonia, Aquilegia, Aruncus, Aster, Baptisia, Calamintha, Echinacea, shorter cultivars of Eupatorium, Geranium, Hemerocallis (daylilly)Iris sibirica, Leucanthemum x superbum, taller Nepeta, Origanum, Paeonia, Perovskia, Persicaria amplexicaules, tall Phlox and hybrids, Rudbecia, Salvia, Stachys, Veronicastrum. Or grasses like Muhlenbergia, Panicum, Schizachyrium, Sporobolus etc.
Picture copyright: Mt. Cuba