Helenium Mardi Gras ('Helbro')

Common name: Helen's Flower

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USPP# 15124


Helenium ‘Mardi Gras’ produces a riot of multicolored blooms for six to eight weeks in summer, from late June to early August. Yellow petals, lavishly splashed with orange red, form wildly patterned stiff skirts around deep brown, mounded center cones. The “tie-dyed” flowers are 1½ to 2 inches (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 Must Have Perennials from Bob Brown, Cotswold Garden Flowers, England.


Calgary Horticulture Society Perennial Plant of the Year

Uses & Attributes

Back border, Specimen, Cut flower, Long blooming, Attracts butterflies and bees, Deer resistant

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Mardi Gras is a Rozanne and Friends® featured variety in our "A Colorful Entry" garden design.


  • Height: 36"-40"/91-102cm
  • Spread: 25"/63cm
  • Habit: Upright


  • Blooming time: Summer, Autumn
  • Flower color: Yellow, Orange, Red
  • Foliage color: Green