Helenium 'Mardi Gras'

Mardi Gras Sneezeweed

Herbaceous Perennial

Sun-loving, summer blooming perennial puts on a cheery display of bright daisy-like flowers in shades of orange and yellow with a dark eye. May require staking, or responds to being pinched back in June to produce more compact, later blooming plants that won't flop quite as readily. Great for the vase, drought tolerant, and deer resistant.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Exposure: Full Sun, Afternoon Sun

Water Needs: Average, Low, Regular / Even


Size: 24 - 40 tall x 24 - 36 wide
Shape / Form: Clumping
Foliage Texture: Medium
Foliage Quality: Medium

Features: Attracts Bees, Attracts Birds, Drought-tolerant / Water wise, Flowers, Long Blooming

Foliage Color: Green

Flower Color: Orange, Yellow / Gold
Bloom Season: Aug, Jul, Summer
Flower Shape: Daisy / Composite

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Beds and Borders, Cutting Garden, Hell Strip
Special Situations: Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant
Wildlife: Bees, Beneficial Insects, Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Hummingbirds, Rabbit Resistant

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Summer, Fall, Late Summer / Early Fall

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: medium

Plant Combos