Helenium 'Short 'n' Sassy'

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Helen's Flower

USDA Hardiness Zone 4-9

A shorter variety with an extended bloom time. Rustic orange and gold flowers with a brown cone. Great compact habit. Very adaptable and reliable. Best effect when planted in groups. Lovely in mixed or herbaceous borders. Great cut flowers. Combines beautifully with ornamental grasses, phlox and sedum.

Height

12-18 in

Spread

20-24 in

Color

Rustic Shades

Bloom Time

July-September

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Thrives in any fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun. Mulch in hot weather to conserve moisture and deadhead to prolong flowering. May divide in spring or autumn, every 3-4 years.

When to Divide

spring, every 2-3 years

Good Companions

Anise-Hyssop (Agastache ), Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata), Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea), Joe Pye Weed (Eupatorium ), Daylily (Hemerocallis ), Purple Moor Grass (Molina caerulea), Garden Phlox (Phlox paniculata), Creeping Sedum (Sedum Sunsparkler® ), Stonecrop (Sedum borchii sport), Spiderwort (Tradescantia ), Blue Fescue (Festuca )

Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife
Butterflies
Attributes & Uses
Containers
Cut Flowers
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Exposure
Full Sun
Foliage Color
Green
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Fall
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Summer
Fall
Soil Moisture Preference
Moist but well-drained
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