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
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.
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
Soil MoistureMoist to Wet Soils
Moist to Average
Flowering TimeLt. Sum-Fall
Foliage ColorGreen (dark)