Helenium autumnale

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Common Sneezeweed

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-9

This native plant has heavily winged stems. Interesting cones center this autumn bloomer with petals of bright yellow. If this native exists in its native habitat, can grow to 3'.

Height

2-5 Feet

Spread

3 Feet

Color

Pink/Red/Yellow

Interesting Notes

Traditionally used to treat many ailments. Named by Linnaeus after Helen of Troy, according to the legend, after the flowers sprang up where her tears had fallen.

Bloom Time

August-October

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Performs best in full sun, moist but not wet. Can be cut back in mid summer for a more compact, well branched plant.

Good Companions

Purple Lovegrass (Eragrostis spectabilis), Globe Thistle (Echinops ritro), Stonecrop (Sedum spectabile), Garden Phlox (Phlox paniculata), Wild Bergamont (Monarda fistulosa), Red Switch Grass (Panicum virgatum), Tussock Sedge (Carex stricta)

Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife
Butterflies
Attributes & Uses
Dried Flowers
Containers
Cut Flowers
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Exposure
Full Sun
Foliage Color
Green
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Fall
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Fall
Soil Moisture Preference
Moist
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