Sneezeweed, Helen's Flower, Dogtooth Daisy
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)

Category:

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Scarlet (Dark Red)

Orange

Bright Yellow

Maroon (Purple-Brown)

Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

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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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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

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

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.