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Helenium autumnale

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Helenium autumnale - Sneezeweed

More About Helenium autumnale

  • Erect, clump forming habit
  • Daisy-like flowers with yellow petals and brownish-yellow cones
  • Lance-shaped dark green leaves
  • Naturally found along moist stream banks and wet meadows
  • Bloom Time: Midsummer to fall

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario and most of North America.

Sneezeweed's dried leaves were once inhaled to cause sneezing, to supposedly rid the body of evil spirits.

Zone:

3

Height:

100-125 cm

Spread:

60-75 cm

Colour:

Yellow
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Sneezeweed Growing and Maintenance Tips

Best grown in average to moist, or wet, soil conditions. Not tolerant of prolonged dry periods. May be beneficial to prune helenium back in late June, to almost half, to encourage more branching and added bloom count for the fall. Divide every 2-3 years to maintain vigour. 


Helenium autumnale Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Attracts Hummingbirds
Attracts Hummingbirds
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Fast
Fast
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Long Blooming
Long Blooming
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario
Bog or water garden
Bog or water garden

Soil Moisture

Moist to Wet Soils
Well-drained
Moist to Average

Flowering Time

Lt. Sum-Fall
Fall

Habit

Upright
Clumping

Foliage Color

Green (dark)

Landscape uses

Naturalizing
Foundation planting

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