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Helenium selections


Long-blooming helenium lights up the late-season garden with showy daisy flowers in brilliant yellows, browns, and mahogany, centered with prominent yellow or brown discs. Many of the best cultivars are hybrids. All are excellent for cutting. Deadhead to extend bloom time, and divide the clumps every couple of years to ensure vigor.

Plant Type:
Plant Height:
2-5 feet tall
Plant Width:
1-2 feet wide
Landscape Uses:
Beds & Borders
Special Features:
Flowers,Cut Flowers,Attracts Birds,Attracts Butterflies,Tolerates Wet Soil,Deer Resistant,Easy to Grow
Top Varieties

Helenium 'Butterpat' grows to 4 feet or even taller with bright yellow ray flowers and a prominent yellow disc. Zones 4-8
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Helenium 'Mardi Gras' bears 2-inch daisies in rich orange washed with yellow and red. Its upright clumps may reach 3 feet tall. Zones 4-8
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Helenium 'Moerheim Beauty' seldom tops 3 feet. Its coppery-red ray flowers surround a darker disc. Zones 4-8
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Plant It With
Obedient plant

Upright flower spikes of obedient plant contrast well with the flat daisy flower of helenium, especially in sunny cutting gardens.


Daylily's red, yellow, and gold trumpet flowers echo the colors of helenium but with a different flower shape. They thrive in similar conditions.


The brilliant blue racemes of monkshood make a striking complementary impact against helenium's orange and gold. Be aware that all parts of monkshood are poisonous.