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Helenium (he-le-niem), sneezeweed, Asteraceae Family. Helenium are native to the North American edges of woods, low meadows, and moist prairies, helenium will thrive in average to rich, moist, well-drained soil; intolerant of dry soils. Avoid over-fertilization which may cause plants to grow too tall.

Thick clusters of daisy-like flowers on sturdy stems rise above dense clumps of lance-shaped, toothed leaves. Helenium produces shades of brown, orange, red, and yellow flowers with dark centers from late summer into fall. Cut back plants in late spring for a sturdy, compact habit and to encourage branching plus more flowers. Deadhead to promote rebloom. Divide every 3 to 4 years to maintain vigor.

Excellent as a border plant, cut flowers, and mass plantings. Helenium are grown commercially as cut flowers because their strong, tall stems are ideal for cutting. Attracts butterflies. 

If there are no plants listed, we may be sold out this season.