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Sneezeweed

Helenium spp.

Helenium bigelovii Bigelow sneezeweed by Dcrjsr (CC BY 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

H3

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.8m

Max

1m

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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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

Division in spring or autumn.

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

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