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Helenium genus (Sneezeweed). This genus has about 40 species of annuals, biennial or perennial, The leaves are mid-green oval to lance-shape and alternate. The flowers are daisy-like and bloom in the summer; they have ray florets that are yellow, red-brown or orange. Fully hardy. Requires full sun and any well drained soil. Propagate by division in spring or autumn.
Annuals, Perennials or Biennials, Shrubs
N & C.America
Grown for their sprays of daisy-like flower heads, each with a prominent, central disc.
Dead-head to prolong flowering. Divide every 2-3 years to maintain vigour.
Division in spring or autumn.
Leaf spot may be a problem.
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