Helenium 'Ranchera'
Helenium 'Ranchera'
Helenium 'Ranchera'

Helenium 'Ranchera'

"Sneezeweed"

Helenium 'Ranchera'

1 bare root — £2.48

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Description

Heat-up the late season with a fiery frenzy of Helenium 'Ranchera' flowers! This easy-to-grow and compact perennial fills its space with a blaze of burnt orange-red blooms which burst into action in late summer, extending the season of interest into autumn. Not only does it provide a toasty display of colour, but it will provide valuable late-season nectar for bees so they can fill up before winter hibernation. Don't let your summer end abruptly—make the most of those golden months of September and October with a fresh flourish of blooms. Helenium 'Ranchera' is one of a number of heleniums (also known as sneezeweed) in a series known as the Mariachi Series, named because their colours reflect the hot sunshine of Mexico and Central America.    

With a compact and bushy habit, Helenium autumnale 'Ranchera' is sturdy and tidy. It will be very happy towards the middle or front of a sunny border or in a large container. Its perennial and fully hardy nature means that it will grow back each year, and will be more vigorous and prolific each time. If you need more late-season colour in your life, try combining this sneezeweed with Echinacea, Rudbeckia, and Sedum too!

Key features

  • Good for cutting

  • Comes back every year

  • Attractive to wildlife

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • In peat-free compost

  • Low maintenance

  • Drought tolerant

  • Fully hardy

  • Rodent resistant

  • Slug & snail repellent

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Helenium autumnale 'Ranchera'ᴾᴮᴿ (Mariachi Series)

  • Flower colour

    Orange, yellow, red

  • Plant size

    1

  • Established height

    30-50cm

  • Established spread

    20-30cm

  • Plant spacing

    5 plants per m2

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Habit

    Upright
    Clump-forming

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    1-2 years

  • Sunlight

    Full sun

  • Position

    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Large containers
    Borders
    Gravel gardens
    Wildlife gardens
    Cottage gardens
    Low maintenance gardens
    Cut flower gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining
    Dry

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Sandy
    Stony
    Multipurpose compost
    Loam-based compost

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    No

  • Pollinator-friendly

    Yes

  • Mouse resistant

    Yes

  • Rabbit resistant

    No

  • Deer resistant

    No

  • Toxicity

    No report

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Useful information

    • Soak your Helenium 'Ranchera' roots in water for 3-6 hours prior to planting.

    • Plant your "Sneezeweed" bare roots into temporary pots with a multipurpose compost in spring and grow-on in a sheltered spot outdoors.

    • Choose a pot which comfortably fits the bare roots. Some have a noticeable crown which should be just below the soil surface with any top growth exposed.

    • Plant out into borders or permanent containers in late spring or early summer once in full growth. Choose a position in sun or shade depending on the variety.

    Read all planting & care instructions

  • Orders placed before 1 March 2024
    You can expect your order in March 2024

    Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2024
    You can expect your order in April 2024

    Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2024
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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