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Common sneezeweed

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  • Native Plants,
  • Annuals, perennials and bulbs
Helenium autumnale
Photo: Jardin botanique de Montréal (Stéphane Bailleul)

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Botany

Origin and description

Perennial native to Québec. Its abundant and prolonged flowering attracts primarily bees, bumblebees and butterflies. It can tolerate heavy clay soils, as well as periodic flooding.

Height: 60 to 120 cm
Width: 40 cm
Blooms: yellow, July to September
Attraction for wildlife: attracts butterflies and pollinators

Common name

Common sneezeweed

Latin name (genus)

Helenium autumnale

French common name

Botanical family

  • Asteraceae
Horticulture

Growing conditions

Exposure: sun
Soil type: cool or moist
Observations: may require a stake. Avoid over-fertilizing, or less solid stems may result.

Hardiness

  • Zone 4

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