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Helenium ‘Zimbelstern’

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Helenium ‘Zimbelstern’, literally translated as “cymbal star,” is the second top-performing cultivar bred by Karl Foerster. The apricot-streaked, yellow petals contrast beautifully with the cinnamon-brown cone. This color combination sets ‘Zimbelstern’ apart from the yellow cones and petals of Helenium ‘Kanaria’, H. ‘Kugelsonne’, and H. ‘Tijuana Brass’. Masses of flowers are held on robust 5’ stems beginning in early August. This cultivar has excellent vigor and disease resistance. Powdery mildew was not observed throughout the duration of the trial.


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  • Common Name
    Zimbelstern sneezeweed  
  • Bloom Period
    early August — late August 
  • Peak Bloom
    late August 
  • Flower Size
  • Size
    60" X 27" 
  • Powdery Mildew Resistance

  • Pollinator Favorite