Helenium 'Short 'n' Sassy'
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Helenium 'Short 'n' Sassy'

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Common Name: Sneezeweed
Hardiness Zone: 4-8S/W Exposure: Sun
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Blooms In: Jul-Sep
Mature Height: 12-18" Spacing: 18-24"
Read our Growing Guide Ships as: 1 PINT 28.86 CU IN.
Deer Resistance: Yes
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Helenium 'Short 'n' Sassy' combines a dwarf growing habit with a longer bloom time. The bold orange and gold flowers have molasses-colored cones that draw butterflies summer to fall. PP 24,460

Helenium is a large genus that is especially valuable because it delivers bold colors on sturdy plants that bloom in August and September, when few perennials are at their peak. Full sun and an organic-rich, well-drained soil are best; satisfy these requirements and plants will brighten a border, meadow, or wild garden effectively. Superb cut flowers.

For more information on growing Helenium, click on Growing Guide.




The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.


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Average Customer Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (5 Reviews) Write a Review

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Great plants

I bought 5 of these as interest in our planting bed at the backyard. They have been the best plants for that pop of color and long lasting blooms. They're upright and sturdy and I just love looking out our kitchen window and seeing them out there. I planned on buying 3 more to plant in our front yard island but they're out of stock. I might get a different variety instead.

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Keeping the Deer at Bay

I just planted this last October and didn't expect much the first season. Boy was I wrong! The display started in June and is still going strong. This one's a keeper!

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Only August, mildew on leaves

I'm a bit disappointed- after the first flowering, which was lovely, the leaves are now covered with rust and powdery mildew, and the plants are suffering. They get full sun, and I was expecting it to be more disease resistant.
Response from White Flower FarmWhite Flower Farm, 4 years ago (08/09/19 12:29PM)

The weather in many areas of the country this season has been perfect for the spread of powdery mildew. If you have not already done so, please treat these plants with a fungicide to control the disease. As all perennial plant material is guaranteed for a full year, if they are not healthy next spring please contact Customer Support and you will be compensated.

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One of my favorites for months'-long color

This is quickly becoming my favorite Helenium cultivar. They don't grow tall and floppy the way others do. I'd describe it more as a clump that can lean outward slightly. I have them planted in front of a curved row of spirea (Goldflame), and they're beautiful. Full with no staking or wire support. Very little watering in their second year after being established.I do some deadheading on them early in their bloom time, and flowering lasts almost three months. It's my longest-blooming perennial by far, and they're not sparse blooms. My plants look just like the header image. Full and gorgeous. Mine get full sun until midday, then very bright shade the rest of the day.

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Bright, bold color and long lasting blooms

I live in zone 5 and have this planted in an area that receives at least 9 hours of sun/day. It is definitely heat tolerant since we've had many days in the 90's this summer. I run the sprinkler on the garden every few weeks and it appears to be enough. The bright orange color is gorgeous and visible from the road. Next year, I might put a small hoop around it to keep the plant from separating and looking nice. The stalks are strong so the flowers don't droop but the stalks do separate slightly and you can see some unsightly shaggy, brown leaves at the bottom. The blooms last approx. 5-6 weeks. In the fall, I just cut it to the ground.

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Latin Name Pronunciation: huh-lee'-nee-um  

A valuable genus that delivers bold colors on sturdy plants that bloom late summer into fall, when few perennials are at their peak. Plants will brighten a border, meadow, or wild garden most effectively.

Give them full sun and an organic-rich, well-drained soil. Will tolerate moist soils as well as short periods of dry conditions. Responds well to a quick trim in spring for promoting even more branching and flowers. Divide every few years in spring or after bloom in fall to keep vigorous.

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