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Helenium autumnale ‘Can Can’

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Helenium autumnale ‘Can Can’ is an exceptionally vigorous, disease resistant, and floriferous cultivar generated from the breeding efforts of Peter zur Linden in the late 1990s. ‘Can Can’ has a slightly shorter-than-average bloom time for Helenium, but compensates with a notably dense display of gilt-edged, crimson inflorescences in late August. There is some discrepancy in the trade about the true identity of ‘Can Can’. Some plants, like those included in this trial, display deep red petals with a picotee perimeter similar to Helenium ‘Königstiger’. Other sources describe ‘Can Can’ as having orange-flushed, yellow flowers resembling H. ‘Zimbelstern’. While we always try to ensure the accurate identity of our trial plants, we were unable to determine which color form is the true cultivar. Of course, other color variants sold as ‘Can Can’ may not perform similarly.


  • Rating
  • Common Name
    Can Can sneezeweed  
  • Bloom Period
    mid-August — early September  
  • Peak Bloom
    late August 
  • Flower Size
  • Size
    62" X 30" 
  • Powdery Mildew Resistance

  • Pollinator favorite