Mardi Gras produces a riot of multicolored blooms for six to eight weeks in summer, from late June to late August. Yellow petals, lavishly splashed with orange red, form wildly patterned stiff skirts around deep brown, mounded center cones. The “tie-dyed” flowers are 1.5-2″ / 3-5 cm in diameter. Forms upright clumps with sturdy stems that sway gracefully in summer breezes. A massed planting will form tight shrubby bushes of impressive size in two years. Comes to Rozanne and Friends® from Bob Brown, Cotswold Garden Flowers, England.
Mardi Gras is a featured Rozanne and Friends variety in our “A Colorful Entry” garden design.
Helenium (Helen's Flower)
Excellent at the back of borders. Use for an impressive display in large containers. Long flowering period. Cut flower displays. Attracts butterflies, Deer resistant.
Mulch around stems in spring and water in dry weather. Provide support to stems in exposed sites. Remove dead heads to encourage new growth.
Late June to late August
Approx. Winter Hardiness
US Hardiness Zones 5-8. Hardy down to -20f/-29c