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Helenium autumnale (Sneezeweed)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1.2m
Max height
0.6m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Helenium autumnale

Other names

Sneezeweed

Genus

Helenium Helenium

Species

H. autumnale - H. autumnale is a deciduous perennial with green, entire, lance-shaped leaves, and bears countless small golden-yellow flowers on well-branched, upright stems from summer to autumn.


Helenium autumnale is: Deciduous

Habit

Erect

Flower

Yellow in Summer

Foliage

Mid-green in Summer; Mid-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Leaf spot Leaf spot

General care

Pruning

Deadhead to prolong flowering.

Propagation methods

Basal cuttings, Division


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Where to grow

Helenium autumnale (Sneezeweed) will reach a height of 1.2m and a spread of 0.6m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Low Maintenance, Prairie planting, Wildflower

Cultivation

Plant in any fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun. Support stems for best results.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Helenium autumnale

Other names

Sneezeweed

Genus

Helenium Helenium

Species

H. autumnale - H. autumnale is a deciduous perennial with green, entire, lance-shaped leaves, and bears countless small golden-yellow flowers on well-branched, upright stems from summer to autumn.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Erect


Colour

Flower

Yellow in Summer

Foliage

Mid-green in Summer; Mid-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Specific diseases

Leaf spot

General care

Pruning

Deadhead to prolong flowering.

Propagation methods

Basal cuttings, Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Helenium autumnale (Sneezeweed) will reach a height of 1.2m and a spread of 0.6m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Low Maintenance, Prairie planting, Wildflower

Cultivation

Plant in any fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun. Support stems for best results.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

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