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Common sneezeweed

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



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

English common name

French common name

Botanical family

  • Asteraceae

Growing conditions

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


  • Zone 4

See also

Pests and diseases
Physiological disorders

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