Helenium autumnale

Fall Sneezeweed

Asteraceae (Compositae)

Plant Specifics

Form:Flower
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:Yellow
Fruit Color:White
Phenology:Winter dormant
Noted for:Showy flowers

Landscaping

Recommended Uses:Wildflower garden.
Propagation:Division of clumps. Seed. Easily grown by either method. Untended plants often grow quite tall and fall over. Cut them back when they first begin to take on height to promote bushier growth.
Availability:Native nurseries, Seed
Light: Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Short very dry periods)
Moisture Tolerance: Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Short very dry periods
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil or other substrate:Loam, Organic material (muck), Sand
Soil pH:Acidic to neutral

Ecology

Wildlife:
Insects:
  

Attracts bees and butterflies.

Native Habitats:Bluffs, swamps, floodplains, wet flatwoods, bogs, savannas.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

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