Sneezeweed (Helenium autumnale)
Helenium autumnale, commonly called sneezeweed, is an erect, clump-forming, Missouri native perennial.
Easily grown in average, medium to wet soils in full sun. Prefers rich, moist soils. Intolerant of dry soils. Avoid overfertilization which may cause plants to grow too tall. Although not required, plants may be cut back in early June (at least six weeks before normal flowering) to reduce plant height and to encourage branching, thus leading to a more floriferous bloom, healthier foliage and less need for support. Remove spent flowers to encourage additional bloom. Cut back plants by 1/2 after flowering. Divide clumps as needed (every 3-4 years) to maintain vigor.
Height: 3.00 to 5.00 feet
Bloom Time: August to October
Bloom Description: Yellow rays and dull yellow center disks
Sun: Full sun
Water: Medium to wet
Suggested Use: Rain Garden
Tolerate: Deer, Clay Soil, Wet Soil