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Helenium autumnale

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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 / ornamental, 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). This plant tends to bloom in late summer.

Sneezeweed is a great plant to attract butterflies to your garden.

Sneezeweed is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Sneezeweed have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Sneezeweed

  • Full Sun

  • Partial Sun

  • Medium

Sneezeweed likes a position of full sun / partial sun and remember to water moderately. Use Zone 3 - Zone 8 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Keep in mind when planting that Sneezeweed is thought of as very hardy, so this plant will tend to survive through freezing conditions.

See our list of companion Plants for Sneezeweed to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

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.

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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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