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Herbaceous Perennial

Helenium autumnale 'Salsa'PBR (Mariachi Series)
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sneezeweed 'Salsa'

A compact, herbaceous perennial to 50cm tall with green, lance-shaped, toothed leaves. Flowers with red to dark orange ray florets and a yellow-brown disc are borne freely on sturdy stems from late summer to autumn

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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.5–1 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Brown Orange Red Yellow Green
Autumn Brown Orange Red Yellow Green
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or East–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H7
Botanical details
Family
Asteraceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Clump forming
Genus

Helenium may be upright, clump-forming annuals, biennials or herbaceous perennials with simple leaves and showy daisy-like flower-heads over a long period

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in any fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun

Propagation

Propagate by division in autumn or spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Prairie planting
  • Flower borders and beds
  • Cut flowers
Pruning

Deadhead to prolong flowering

Pests

Generally pest-free

Diseases

May be suscveptible to a leaf spot and powdery mildew

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