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A picture of a Sneezeweed


Helenium spp.

Helenium bigelovii Bigelow sneezeweed by Dcrjsr (CC BY 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size







  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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A photo of Sneezeweed
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A photo of Sneezeweed

Sneezeweed Overview

Helenium is a genus of annuals, biennials and herbaceous perennials in the Asteraceae family, with an upright, clumping habit and daisy-like flowers in Autumnal shades. They are native to the Americas but are widely cultivated as garden plants for their flowers produced late in the season. Commonly known as Sneezeweed, they prefer full sun and a well-drained soil.

How to propagate Sneezeweed


Division in spring or autumn.

Other uses of Sneezeweed

Grown for their sprays of daisy-like flower heads, each with a prominent, central disc.

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