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Helenium Genus

Sneezeweed

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Sandy, Loamy
  • WaterMoist

Description

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.

Characteristics

Annuals, Perennials or Biennials, Shrubs

Origin

N & C.America

Interest and use

Grown for their sprays of daisy-like flower heads, each with a prominent, central disc.

Cultivation

Dead-head to prolong flowering. Divide every 2-3 years to maintain vigour.

Propagation

Division in spring or autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Leaf spot may be a problem.

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