Helenium autumnale Mariachi™ ‘Salsa’ PP 25, 978

A welcomed red blooming perennial for the summer garden

Common Name Salsa sneezeweed
Size 18-20" tall by 20-24" 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, specimens, mass plantings, commercial landscapes, front or middle of the border, urban gardens, containers
Market appeal / Uniqueness One look at the spicy red flowers and the dark chocolate button centers and the deeply colored selection will remind you of a fresh bowl of pico de gallo.
Propagation Methods tissue culture, unrooted cuttings
Bloom Time June to September

Angela and Linda’s Garden Notes:

Brought to us from Arie Blom of 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. Salsa is the brightest red helenium I’ve ever seen.  It’s like looking at a bowl of super ripe vine grown tomatoes.  Not many plants bloom red in the summer, so this is a welcomed addition to an otherwise orange and yellow palette.