Helenium spp.

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 8A 8B 9A 9B 

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Asteraceae (Compositae)

Also known as Helenium bifidum, Helenium amarum, Helenium flexuosum, Helenium pinnatifidum

Plant Specifics

Size:3-4 ft
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:Yellow
Fruit Color:White,yellow
Habitats:Flatwoods, marsh edges, moist ruderal areas.


Recommended Uses:Wildflower garden, most species prefer relatively moist conditions.
Light: Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
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 Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray



Attract bees and butterflies.