Helenium autumnale Mariachi™ ‘Siesta’ PP 25, 969

Blooms that remind you of the afternoon sun.

Common Name Siesta sneezeweed
Size 18-20" tall by 20-24" wide
USDA hardiness Zones 3
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 This brightly colored beauty is reminiscent of the late afternoon sun - the perfect time for a siesta! Deep bluish-red ray petals surround a maroon and yellow cone to make a lovely two-toned effect.
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.

 Siesta is like a beacon for the summer border.  One look at the brightly colored blooms in the mid afternoon sun and you’ll want to get your sombrero, a cool beverage and a nice shady spot to take time out for a nap.