Helenium hybrida Mariachi™ ‘Ranchera’ PP 27, 415

A beacon for any border

Common Name Ranchera Helen's flower
Size 20-24" tall by 24-26" wide
USDA hardiness Zones 3-9
Sun / Shade Full sun
Soil Average garden soil
Moisture Moist but well drained
Disease and Pests None known
Landscape use Foundation plantings, mass plantings, commercial landscapes, front or middle of the border, urban gardens
Market appeal / Uniqueness Ranchera has deep, true red blooms on strong, sturdy stems on a flop proof plant that has shown no signs of mildew in many trial gardens throughout the US.
Propagation Methods vegetative cuttings, tissue culture
Bloom Time June to September

Angela and Linda’s Garden Notes:

Brought to us from AB-Cultivars  in The Netherlands, these new compact, bushy sneezeweed selections are sure to brighten any summer garden.  With selections in brilliant tomato red, fiery orange, glowing gold and sunshine yellow. Mexican culture came to mind. These plants come from the lab POTY virus free, so please replace your stock each year.

Ranchera will add dimension to your garden with its deep red, rounded blooms.  Like  the traditional music style this flower is named after; Ranchera – music played by one person with one guitar, this spectacular helenium will stand alone and upright in your garden, as a colorful beacon to draw your eye deep into the border. Its round, compact habit stands tall and does not flop in the garden and this shade of red goes so well with other blues and yellows in the border.  The flowers of Ranchera are a true red, a much bluer red than we normally see in heleniums.  I’ve also seen no mildew for two seasons so far on this plant.

For Growers

Start fresh with cuttings form tissue culture plants each season to keep the POTY virus at bay.