Helenium autumnale

Helenium autumnale


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Soil: Hydric (Wet) to Mesic (Medium)
Sun: Full to Part
Height: 3′-5′
Color: Yellow
Bloom: August-September
Flowers: The fan-shaped petal-like ray flowers droop away from the ball-like head of disk flowers. The entire flower head is 1″-2″ wide.
Leaves: The alternate leaves are lance-shaped, and toothed.

Suggested Uses:

This rather tall, showy plant is great for use in large rain gardens, shoreline restoration and moist meadows. The flowers have nice straight stems and are excellent for use in cut and dried flower bouquets! The flowers are attractive to bees and butterflies.

Interesting Facts:

Medicinal Uses: Snuff was once made from ground flower heads. The snuff was used to cause purifying sneezes. Unfortunately, the name suggest this flower makes one sneeze. The name actually comes from the dried snuff! The oils may be used as an insecticide.
Food Uses:  Toxic
Other Uses:
More Information:
Other Names: Autumn Sneezeweed

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions N/A

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