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Helenium autumnale

Sneezeweed is part of the Helenium genus. Its scientific name is Helenium autumnale. The botanical name epithet for Sneezeweed (autumnale) means 'flowering in autumn'.A type of flower, it mainly grows as a perennial plant - which means it typically grows best over a long period (from 3 years+). Sneezeweed is known for its erect habit and growing to a height of approximately 80.0 cm (2.60 feet).

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How to grow Sneezeweed

Keep in mind when planting that Sneezeweed is thought of as very hardy, so this plant will tend to survive through freezing conditions.

Growing Sneezeweed from seed

Transplanting Sneezeweed

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Sneezeweed is a very hardy plant.

Companion plants for Sneezeweed

These plants have been known to grow well alongside Sneezeweed so consider planting:

Repellent plants for Sneezeweed

These plants will not grow well with Sneezeweed so avoid planting these within close proximity:

Common Sneezeweed problems

These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Sneezeweed plants:

Sneezeweed Etymology

The botanical epithet is from the Latin autumnale meaning “in the autumn”, “late”, or “behind the others”.1

Other names for Sneezeweed

Fall helenium, Helenium

Helenium autumnale L.

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