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Mariachi™ Salsa Sneezeweed

Helenium autumnale 'Salsa'

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Mariachi Salsa Sneezeweed (Helenium autumnale 'Salsa') at Vandermeer Nursery

Mariachi™ Salsa Sneezeweed flowers

Mariachi™ Salsa Sneezeweed flowers

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Height:  20 inches

Spacing:  18 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  3a

Other Names:  Helen's Flower, Fall Helenium

Group/Class:  Mariachi Series

Description:

A great fall bloomer that brightens the garden with its rich red and orange flowers when everything else starts to fade; adapts to most soils; regular watering needed

Ornamental Features

Mariachi™ Salsa Sneezeweed has masses of beautiful red daisy flowers with orange overtones, dark brown eyes and a gold ring at the ends of the stems from late summer to mid fall, which are most effective when planted in groupings. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its pointy leaves remain green in colour throughout the season.

Landscape Attributes

Mariachi™ Salsa Sneezeweed is an herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Disease

Mariachi™ Salsa Sneezeweed is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Mariachi™ Salsa Sneezeweed will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 18 inches apart. The flower stalks can be weak and so it may require staking in exposed sites or excessively rich soils. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It requires an evenly moist well-drained soil for optimal growth. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selection of a native North American species. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Mariachi™ Salsa Sneezeweed is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Garden  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features

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