Hayday™ Gold Bicolor Sneezeweed

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  • Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 14 - 18 Inches
  • Mature Spread 14 - 18 Inches
  • Growing Zones 5 - 9
  • Use As A Thriller In Containers

As a breeze blows by, a brilliant blanket of gold suddenly appears etched in crimson. You can recreate this visual spectacle repeatedly from summer until fall by planting Hayday™ Gold Bicolor Sneezeweed in your yard. While this herbaceous perennial’s name may not so adequately reflect its beauty, its flowers and foliage do. Otherwise known as Helenium autumnale HayDay™ Gold Bicolor, this perennial features delicate, daisy-like florets consisting of dual-colored petals, gold on top and crimson underneath. Along with the slender, oval-shaped verdant leaves, Hayday™ Gold Bicolor Sneezeweed is a perfect choice to provide color, texture, and dimension to any garden. Birds, butterflies, and your neighbors carrying scissors will flock to this perennial! Reaching a maximum height and spread of only 14 to 18 inches, this compact perennial serves borders and small spaces well.

Growing upright, Hayday™ Gold Bicolor Sneezeweed is disease resistant. Deer resistant too, these stems of gold are safe from critters wanting to munch all day and night. Originating from North America, Hayday™ Gold Bicolor Sneezeweed is low maintenance, making it perfect for any busy newbie gardener. And don’t worry about having to hear gesundheit every time you cut one and take it inside; the “Sneezeweed” part of its name simply refers to its ancestors being used as snuff a long, long time ago. 

Hayday™ Gold Bicolor Sneezeweed Care

Hayday™ Gold Bicolor Sneezeweed thrives when planted in moist, loamy soil with a pH of 5.5 to 7.4. A sun-worshiper, this wildflower does best when exposed to six hours of full sun. Possessing average watering needs, one inch of water per week is preferred. As long as the soil is not devoid of most nutrients, fertilize this perennial only once a year. Feed with a balanced fertilizer during early spring.

To encourage bushier growth, pinch Hayday™ Gold Bicolor Sneezeweed during the spring. Hayday™ is a pollinator’s treasure that produces cut-flower quality blooms in late summer. To extend the bloom time, deadhead spent flowers once the blooming season begins. After the flowering season has concluded, cut back the flowers and stems to a few inches.

Hayday™ Gold Bicolor Sneezeweed Spacing

Hayday™ Gold Bicolor Sneezeweed looks beautiful when grown in a bed or a border. Mass plantings of this compact perennial produce the most dramatic effect regarding color. Space these dainty bi-colored beauties 14 to 18 inches apart. If planning to bring this cut flower’s striking beauty inside throughout the autumn, plant other fall bloomers such as sunflowers and sedum. Combined, all three will produce gorgeous bouquets.

Hayday™ Gold Bicolor Sneezeweed Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 9
Plant Type: Perennials
Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 14 - 18 Inches
Mature Spread: 14 - 18 Inches
Spacing: 14 - 18 Inches
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): Red, Yellow
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering
Watering: Low
Resists: Deer, Rabbit
Tolerates: Heat, Drought
Attracts: Birds, Butterflies
Container Role: Thriller
Uses: Borders, Containers, Edging, Mass Planting
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Low Maintenance
Common Name: Hayday™ Gold Bicolor Sneezeweed
Other Name(s):
Scientific Name: Helenium HAYDAY™ Gold Bicolor

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2-3 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 3-4 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.