Helenium 'Helbro' (AKA 'Mardi Gras')
Large (up to 2”) rich yellow flowers are streaked and splashed with orange-red, a real Mardi Gras parade. The cones are deep brown. This Bloom of Bressingham selection is a long bloomer, starting early in the summer. Illegal propagation prohibited. Yellow and orange-red flowers appear between June and September. PP#15124.
Helenium adds autumn color to reflect our magnificent foliage canopy. A prolific native wildflower with daisy-like flowers. Bushier and self-supporting if cut back in early summer. Long blooming.
The photo on bottom left, courtesy of Lee Schneller, shows a variety or cultivar similar to the one above. It may be a different color or slightly different size, but it gives you an idea of what it will look like in a garden or landscape setting.
One of our New England Meadows, a selected list made up of perennials that are indigenous to the New England area and which grow well in meadow situations. This list includes both open pollinated and horticultural selections.
- Botanical Name
- Helenium 'Helbro' (AKA 'Mardi Gras')
- Common Name
- Mardi Gras Helenium
- Hardy to Zone
- Sun/Part Shade