Helenium autumnale Salud Embers

Available early May

Helenium 'Salud Embers' photo Missouri Botanical Gardens


'Salud Embers' (Balsaluemb') is a compact, upright selection of sneezeweed that features red and yellow bicolour flowers. The flowers are attractive to butterflies and other insect pollinators. Mature plants will reach 41 cms  (16 in) tall with an equal spread. This plant is a North American native. 

  • Height: 36 - 41 cm (14 - 16 in)
  • Spread: 36 - 41 cm (14 - 16 in)
  • Cold Hardiness: Zone 4-9
  • Sun or Shade: minimum 6 hours of direct mid-day sun
  • Bloom Time: late summer
  • Leaf Colour: green
  • Bloom Colour: red and yellow
  • Critter Resistance: deer
  • Nature Attraction: bees and butterflies

Growing and Maintenance Tips

Helenium is easily grown in average, medium to wet soils in full sun. It prefers rich, moist soils and is intolerant of dry soils. Avoid overfertilization which may cause plants to grow too tall and floppy. Although not required, plants may be cut back in early June (at least six weeks before normal flowering) to reduce plant height and to encourage branching, thus leading to a more floriferous bloom, healthier foliage and less need for support. Remove spent flowers to encourage additional bloom. Cut back plants by 1/2 after flowering. Divide clumps as needed (every 3-4 years) to maintain vigour.