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Helenium autumnale

Common sneezeweed

Height
Spread
Growth
habit
3-8
3-5'
2-3'
Form                           Lifecycle              Hardiness zone*
Upright, Clumping
Flower
Perennial

Common Sneezeweed, Fall Sneezeweed, Autumn Sneezeweed

APPEARANCE
Bloom time
Bloom color
July-October
Violet/ pinkish
Fall bloom
USE FOR
Seasonal interest
ENVIRONMENT
Terminal clusters
Light
Water
Soil
Soil pH
Clay, Loam, Sand
Adaptable
Soil Preference
Moist, well-drained, high limestone tolerance
HABITAT & NATIVE RANGE
Moist open areas along streams and ponds, meadows, prairies, soggy thickets, wet fields
Quebec to British Columbia to South Carolina, Texas, and northern California
ENVIRONMENTAL TOLERANCE
Clay soil, Wet soil, CaCO3
BROWSE TOLERANCE
Clay soil, Wet soil, CaCO3
Tolerance to browse by animals typically happens once plants are established. Young plants may still be quite susceptible.
SUGGESTED MAINTENANCE & COMMON PROBLEMS
Divide every 2-3 years, don't add thick mulch as will cause rot
COMPANION PLANTS
New England aster,Dense blazing star,Big bluestem,Spotted joe pye weed,Wild bergamot
COMPANION TREES & SHRUBS
NOTES
Grow only with consistent moisture

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