Helenium autumnale is a joyful golden addition to native and pollinator-friendly gardens. Great for rain gardens or low-lying garden sites, plant in a sunny spot somewhat protected from high winds in moist to average soil. In late summer, Helenium autumnale blooms with golden daisy-like flowers with prominent centers, which are composed of tiny disc flowers. Helenium autumnale has a broad native range across the US and most of Canada, and is recognized by The Xerces Society for its value to native bees. Deadheading will encourage new flowers. Pairs beautifully with other native perennials such as Joe Pye Weed, Iron Weed, or Blazing Star. Helenium is pollenated by insects, not by wind; it is commonly called sneezeweed, though not from the effects of its pollen - historically, its dried leaves were used to make a form of snuff.
|Item Package Size|
Plant - 3" Pot
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
36-60" tall (3-5 feet)
|Estimated Mature Spread|
Late summer to mid fall
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Green lance-shaped foliage.
Loamy Soil, Average Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Average, Moist / Wet
Attract Butterflies, Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Native, Low Maintenance, Great For Mass Plantings
Recognized by the Xerces Society for value to Native Bees. Deadheading will encourage new flowers. Great for rain garden.
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
|Poisonous or Toxic to Animals|
All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested.
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada|