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Helenium 'Red & Gold'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Helenium (hel-EE-nee-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Red & Gold
Additional cultivar information: (aka Red and Gold, Rotgold)

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4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Scarlet (Dark Red)
Bright Yellow
Maroon (Purple-Brown)

Bloom Time:
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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3 positives
No neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Sneirish On Aug 8, 2008, Sneirish from Swansea, MA (Zone 6b) wrote:

I planted a very small plant of this "Red & Gold" last fall. It did fine, and I expected it to return this spring.... It certainly did - it is now over 4 feet tall, with hundreds of flowers and still with hundreds more buds. Fabulous - I love it! The flowers are each a bit different, with varying amounts of maroon, red, orange, gold and yellow. It does well as a cut flower too, long-lasting.

Positive bigcityal On Mar 31, 2007, bigcityal from Menasha, WI (Zone 5a) wrote:

Easily 6' for me. I staked it and it was nice. Mine was all yellow. I did have a plant of this self seed.

Positive Gabrielle On Jan 26, 2006, Gabrielle from (Zone 5a) wrote:

The flowers are very pretty, but it does have a tendency to flop if not staked. My information says it is hardy in zones 3-10.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Derby, Kansas
Swansea, Massachusetts
Grand Haven, Michigan
Berkshire, New York
New York City, New York
North Tonawanda, New York
Yonkers, New York
Fargo, North Dakota
Columbus, Ohio
Glouster, Ohio
Austin, Texas
Vancouver, Washington
Menasha, Wisconsin

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