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Helenium, Pinwheel Collection

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Short Description

Three colors of long-lasting blooms. Repels deer and rabbits.

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Invite butterflies to your garden with this three-color collection. Heleniums will do double-duty, providing long-lasting blooms and repelling deer and rabbits from your garden. This delightful combination of coppery reds, yellows and orange blends easily in native, meadow and cutting gardens.
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Helenium, Pinwheel Collection
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Item #: 22204C
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Product properties

Zone This refers to the USDA hardiness zone assigned to each part of the country, based on the minimum winter temperature that a region typically experiences. Hardiness zone ranges are provided for all perennial plants and you should always choose plants that fall within your range.


Sun The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.

Full Sun

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

36 inches

Spread The width of the plant at maturity.

12-24 inches

Bloom Season The time of the year when this product normally blooms.

Fall, Summer

Resistant To Adverse garden conditions, such as heat or frost, deer or rabbits, that this product can tolerate well.

Deer, Rabbit

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Sep 12, 2016

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Helenium: Potted Plant Perennial

How to Plant

Planting Potted Plants:

  • Choose a location in full sun with moist, well-drained, organic soil.
  • Prepare the bed by turning the soil under to a depth of 6-12 inches removing any debris, and lightly raking as level as possible.
  • The addition of organic matter (leaf mold, compost, well-rotted manure) benefits all gardens and is essential in recently constructed neighborhoods.
  • Plant on a cloudy day or in late afternoon to reduce transplant shock.
  • Dig a hole for each plant large enough to amply accommodate the root ball.
  • Unpot the plant and gently loosen the root ball with your hands to encourage good root growth.
  • Place the top of the root ball even with the level of the surrounding soil. Fill with soil to the top of the root ball. Press soil down firmly with your hand.
  • Use the plant tag as a location marker.
  • Thoroughly water and apply a light mulch layer on top of the soil (1-2 inches) to conserve water and reduce weeds.

How to Grow

  • Keep weeds under control during the growing season. Weeds compete with plants for water, space and nutrients, so control them by either cultivating often or use a mulch to prevent their germination.
  • Mulches also help retain soil moisture and maintain even soil temperatures. For perennials, an organic mulch of aged bark or shredded leaves lends a natural look to the bed and will improve the soil as it breaks down in time.  Always keep mulches off a plant’s stems to prevent possible rot.
  • Careful watering is essential in getting perennials off to a good start. Water thoroughly at least once a week to help new roots grow down deeply. Soil should be damp at about 1 inch below the soil surface. You can check this by sticking your finger in the soil. Water early in the morning to give all leaves enough time to dry.  One inch of rain or watering per week is recommended for most perennial plants. You can check to see if you need to add water by using a rain gauge.
  • Until plants become established, some protection from extreme winds and direct, hot sunlight may be necessary.  Good air movement is also important.
  • After new growth appears, a light fertilizer may be applied. Keep granular fertilizers away from the plant crown and foliage to avoid burn injury. Use low rates of a slow release fertilizer such as Garden-tone, as higher rates may encourage root rots.
  • Stake plants as needed.
  • Deadhead to prolong blooming.
  • Mulch the ground after it freezes in fall to prevent frost heaving, and remove this mulch before new growth appears in spring. Christmas tree branches work well for this.
  • Divide every 2-3 years in spring.

Growing Tips

  • Many gardeners do not cut back perennial flower seed heads in the fall, but wait until early spring before the new foliage appears. This provides food for wildlife over the winter.
  • Helenium is great for a meadow planting, in borders and for cutting.
Full Sun
36 inches
12-24 inches
Bloom Season
Fall, Summer
Resistant To
Deer, Rabbit
Ornamental Use
Beds, Borders, Cut Flowers
Planting Time
Fall, Spring
Life Cycle