Helenium autumnale Mariachi™ Sombrero (Sneezeweed)

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Helenium autumnale Mariachi™ Sombrero is an attractive and vibrant dwarf cultivar of sneezeweed in the Mariachi line of Heleniums named for their festive flair. Growing to only 18-20" tall in full sun and well-drained fertile soils, Sombrero sneezeweed produces profuse, bright yellow daisy-like blooms from  late summer into the fall in a much smaller package than the parent species. Flowers are highly attractive to pollinators, and Sombrero's lemony blooms have the added benefit of drought tolerance which makes them perfect for smaller spaces, rock gardens, and container plantings when paired with nature dwarf stature.

Best planted in pollinator gardens and naturalized meadows, but no stranger to raised beds and accent pots, Helenium autumnale Mariachi™ Sombrero is generally avoided by deer, and long-lasting blooms make for great cut flowers, especially when few other perennials are still in bloom. Although the plant's name of sneezeweed implies that it might trigger pollen allergies, the plant is pollinated by bees and butterflies and doesn't present any additional allergy risk.

Native to Eastern Shore, Native to Maryland, and Native to U.S.
Mature Plant Height: Short: 12-29"
Deciduous
Sun (6+ hours)
Soil Moisture: Medium and Well-drained
Soil Type: Average and Rich Organic Matter
Bloom Time: Summer and Fall
Flower Color: Yellow
Foliage color: Green
Features: Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Pollinators, Fall Color, and Attracts Birds
Tolerances: Drought Tolerant and Deer Tolerant
Garden Type: Pollinator Garden, Meadow, Container, Small Space, and Rock Garden

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