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Helenium ‘Rubinzwerg’
Helenium ‘Rubinzwerg’
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Helenium ‘Rubinzwerg’

Fall Helenium

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 1.245.470

('Rubinzwerg'= Ruby Dwarf) Also known as Helen's Flower, or Sneezeweed, there are many fine hybrid selections, valued for their late summer display of bright daisy-like flowers. This midsized German variety has petals of deep mahogany-scarlet, surrounding a button eye of brown to gold. Terrific for cutting. Stems may need to be staked to prevent flopping. Plants will also respond well to pinching, which simply means cutting the stems back by half in early to mid June to force more compact growth. Easily increased by dividing in spring, if desired.

Further details for
Helenium ‘Rubinzwerg’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Cut Flower
  Rabbit Resistant
   70-75 cm
   27-29 inches
   45-60 cm
   18-23 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.