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Helenium autumnale Salud™ Embers

Scientific Name : Helenium autumnale
Common Name : Sneeze Weed
Hardiness Zone : 4a - 9a
Hardiness Degree : -30°F (-34°C)
Blooming Season : Summer, Autumn
Plant Habit : Columnar
Characteristics : Attracts Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Attracts Bees, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant
Water : Light
Fertilizer : Once a month
Spacing : 14 - 16" (36 - 41cm)
Height : 14 - 16" (36 - 41cm)
Width : 12 - 14" (30 - 36cm)
Exposure : Sun
General Information : Helenium are stunning Summer-into-Fall garden flowers.
They are also useful as cut flowers and have a long vase-life.
They attract pollinators and are typically resistant to deer and rabbits.
Idea & Tips : Helenium are sun-lovers and should be planted in a full-sun location in the garden.
Fertilize as plants begin to grow in the Spring and again monthly to preserve their green foliage and encourage good flowering.
Although quite drought tolerant, do not allow your Helenium plants to wilt severely.
Grower InformationStunning Summer-into-Fall garden flowers for late-season sales.
  • Very compact, making them great for containers.
  • Well-branched habit will hold up to weather in the landscape.
  • Vibrant colors stand out at retail.
  • No vernalization required for bulking or flowering.
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Protection InformationPPAF
Breeder : Darwin Perennials
  • Propagation Guide

    • Media EC/pH:
      EC 0.75-0.80 mmhos/pH 5.8-6.2
      Soil Temperature:
      70-72°F (21-22°C)
      Rooting Hormone:
      1,000 ppm IBA
      Mist:
      Moderate
      Fertilization:
      50-75 ppm N
      Pinching:
      Use low mist settings; do not oversaturate rooting media. Root zone temperatures of 70°F (21°C). Remove flowers in propagation.
      Transplanting:
      42-49 days after sticking
      Comments:
      Pinch once in the liner stage.
  • Finishing Guide

    • Media pH:
      5.8-6.2
      Temperature:
      Nights: 55 to 65°F (13 to 17°C) Days: 60 to 80°F (15 to 27°C)
      Light Level (fc):
      5,000 to 8,000
      Vernalization:
      No
      Daylength:
      Long day obligate
      Watering:
      Allow media to dry moderately between watering.
      Fertilization:
      Use a balanced fertilizer at a rate of 125 to 150 ppm.
      Pinch After Transplant:
      Yes
      Plant Growth Regulators:
      PGRs generally not needed
      Pests and Fungal Diseases:
      Spider mites, Thrips
  • Crop Scheduling

    • 1–qt. (10–cm) pot, 1 plant per pot:
      Not recommended
      1–gal. (15–cm) pot, 1 plant per pot:
      Rooted: 10-12 wks
      2 to 3–gal. (25 to 30–cm) pot, 3 plants per pot:
      Rooted: 10-12 wks
      Bloom Months:
      July to September

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