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Mahogany Flowers Stand Out Brilliantly in Late Season!

Ruby Tuesday Helenium

1-Quart
Item # 32341
$12.95
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Nearly 200 Blooms a Season!

Compact and sterile, this Dutch introduction concentrates on heavy blooming
Plant Patent 18,234

Ah, 'Ruby Tuesday' -- who can hang a name on her? Actually, gardeners can: she is the most floriferous Helenium yet, with blooms of richest burgundy surrounding a high, rounded cone that changes from sulphur-yellow to deep mahogany as it matures! A reblooming wonder with ultra-sturdy stems for longer staying power after cutting, 'Ruby Tuesday' is a must-have for the sunny late-season garden.

Bred by Petrus Damen of Holland (whom we have to thank for Helenium 'Double Trouble,' too!), 'Ruby Tuesday' is compact and upright, with a slightly spreading, very well-branched habit and good vigor. Just 20 to 30 inches high and about 12 to 15 inches wide, it occupies little garden space, but absolutely covers itself with 2-inch flowers over a long midsummer-through-early-fall season. The faster you cut or deadhead the blooms, the quicker new buds spring up. And because the plant is sterile, it concentrates all its energy on producing new flowers instead of setting seed.

'Ruby Tuesday' is ideal for cutting because its blooms last a long, long time in the vase (2 weeks is typical). It was bred for stronger stems, and the power really shows! In the garden, the flowers last about 3 weeks, so you have a fully blooming plant for a period of several months just when the garden needs it most -- that late summer and early fall doldrum period when most other perennials are "in between"!

Hummingbirds adore 'Ruby Tuesday,' and no matter how many flowers you cut, there should be plenty left on the plant for them to enjoy. After all, a mature 'Ruby Tuesday' will set about 180 blooms a season! Now THAT'S flower power! Zones 4-8.

Genus Helenium
Variety 'Ruby Tuesday'
ppaf PP#18,234
ItemForm 1-Quart
Zone 4 - 8
BloomStartToEnd Mid Summer - Early Fall
Habit Compact
PlantHeight 20 in - 2 ft 6 in
PlantWidth 12 in - 15 in
BloomSize 2 in
AdditionalCharacteristics Bloom First Year, Cut-and-Come-Again, Easy Care Plants, Flower, Free Bloomer, Hummingbird Lovers, Long Bloomers, Needs Deadheading, Repeat Bloomer
BloomColor Burgundy, Dark Red, Yellow
FoliageColor Medium Green
LightRequirements Full Sun
MoistureRequirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Cold Hardy, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant
SoilTolerance Clay, Normal,  loamy, Poor, Sandy
Uses Border, Cut Flowers, Outdoor
Restrictions Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
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