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Sneezeweed in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Helenium

 

Sneezeweed

Helenium bear yellow or orange daisy-like composite flowers. Larger species may grow up to 2 metres tall. Numerous cultivars have been developed for garden use - mainly from H. autumnale and H. bigelovii. They are useful plants for providing late summer and autumn colour.

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plant Features
  • Sneezeweed likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Sneezeweed likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Sneezeweed is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Sneezeweed likes moist and rich

    Moist and rich

 
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plant information

Common name

Sneezeweed

Latin name

Helenium

type

Herbaceous Perennials

family

Asteraceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Sneezeweed likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Sneezeweed is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Sneezeweed likes moist and rich

    Moist and rich

  • Water

    Sneezeweed likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Sneezeweed is 0.30meters x 1.80meters 0.30 M 1.80 M

Helenium

Helenium bear yellow or orange daisy-like composite flowers. Larger species may grow up to 2 metres tall. Numerous cultivars have been developed for garden use - mainly from H. autumnale and H. bigelovii. They are useful plants for providing late summer and autumn colour.


Planting young plants

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

The soil should be fertile with a generous amount of organic manner in the form of compost, manure or other decayed organic matter in addition to, perhaps, an application of a complete fertiliser in spring. Heleniums should be grown in full sun average to moist soil with good drainage. They are drought tolerant, but should be watered on planting and regularly until established.

 

Propagating by division

From Mid Spring TO Late Spring

Divide the clumps in Spring, and replant the divisions where required, in a sunny position. Divide the clumps by digging the clump up with a garden fork, then putting two garden forks back-to-back into the clump, and levering apart.

 
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