- 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
Helenium Hayday™️ Red Sneezeweed is an excellent perennial selection to deliver vivid red, daisy-like flowers in the garden. It is one of the best-loved pollinator plants in the garden while being deer resistant. Lobed, petaled blooms are held high above the foliage on strong stems on this compact, long-blooming, desirable Helenium cultivar.
Hayday™ Red Sneezeweed is grown in Hardiness Zone 5-9, to heights and widths of 14-18 inches. Excellent in sunny garden locations, its size is not overwhelming so it can be tucked in areas of your garden for a long-lasting splash of rich red color with prominent center discs. It makes a great cut flower with an extended vase life.
Hayday™ Red Sneezeweed Care
Plant this sneezeweed in a full sun location, in well-draining soil, well amended with garden compost to retain moisture. When newly planted, give Hayday™ Red Sneezeweed about an inch of water per week–do not let the soil dry out. Hayday™ Red Sneezeweed benefits from a well-balanced organic fertilizer applied in early spring; water thoroughly before and after fertilization to prevent root burn. Spread 2 inches of organic compost around the planting site, and work it into the soil to increase nutrients, water retention, and fertility.
To promote a bushier habit, pinch a few stems of the plant in early spring. Deadheading spent flowers is recommended throughout the summer to extend flowering and keep a tidy appearance. Once the growing season has ended in fall, cut the entire plant back to a few inches above ground to prepare for winter dormancy. Applying a light layer of organic mulch at this time will help keep roots insulated during winter months. You can split Hayday™ Red Sneezeweed by division after it's a few years old.
Hayday™ Red Sneezeweed Spacing
Create a gorgeous color effect when mass planting Hayday™ Red Sneezeweed in large drifts. It is also lovely in a pollinator garden or at the edges of a rain garden or swale. Space plants 14-18 inches apart when planting in a garden bed to allow for full mature size.
Hayday™ Red 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|
|Flower Color(s): Red|
|Bloom Period: Summer Through Fall|
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering|
|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™ Red Sneezeweed|
|Scientific Name: Helenium HAYDAY™ Red|
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.
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