Helenium (Helenium spp.)
Helenium Plant FeaturesAdd some much-needed late summer color to your garden with helenium. This sun-loving, easy care North American native perennial is a cinch to grow and will flower reliably year after year. Occasionally called sneezeweed, helenium does not cause hay fever, but happens to bloom about the same time as wild ragweed which is the main pollen source for hay fever sufferers. Helenium grows 3 to 4 feet tall and produces pretty orange, red, yellow or bi-colored flowers that look great in the garden and in fresh-cut bouquets. Birds and butterflies also enjoy helenium for its late-season bounty of pollen and nectar. Helenium is drought and disease resistant, as well as deer resistant. Hardy from zones 3-8.
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Helenium Growing InstructionsPlant helenium in a sunny spot that receives at least 6 to 8 hours of direct sunlight a day. The plants are not fussy about soil type and can tolerate periods of drought. Divide the plants every few years in the early spring as they break dormancy in the spring.
Helenium is not intended for human or animal consumption.
Low water needs
Super-easy to grow
Complement your HeleniumBlack-Eyed Susan
The yellow flowers of Black-eyed Susan and fiery red and orange blooms of Helenium pack a colorful punch in the border.
Blanket flower and Helenium share the same cultural needs and can tolerate dry soil.
Coneflower and Helenium are two prairie natives that grow together naturally.