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Sneezeweed

Botanical Name
Helenium autumnale
Min Zone
3
Max Zone
8
Height
2.5 to 6 feet
Width
3 feet
Flowers
Late summer to frost: up to 2 inches, daisy-like; yellow, reddish brown or orange
Light
Full sun
Soil
Moist, well-drained
Planting & Care
  • Avoid dry soils
  • Cut foliage back by 1/3 after flowering
  • Divide every 3 years to avoid over-crowding and maintain vigor
  • Avoid overfertilization which can result in floppy growth
  • Plants can be cut back in early June, or at least 6 weeks before flowering, to reduce height and encourage fuller growth and more flowers
Problems
Powdery mildew, leaf spot, rust
Varieties
  • Brilliant - prolific, broze flowers
  • Crimson Beauty - mahogany flowers, 2 to 3 feet
  • Kugelsonne - yellow flowers, 4 to 5 feet
  • Butterpat - clear yellow flowers, 3 to 4 feet

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