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Helenium autumnale  (Sneezeweed) is a clump forming large, statuesque perennial attractive to bees and butterflies.  Late valuable flowers for pollinators.  May need staking.

Northeast Pollinator Plants

Helenium autumnale (Sneezeweed)

$ 5.99
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Common Name:  Sneezeweed

Attracts:  Bees, Butterflies

Use:  Garden, Rain Garden

Light:  Full Sun

Hardiness Zone:  3 to 8  USDA Zone Map

Soils:  Moist to Wet

Flower Time:  Mid August - Late September

Flower Color:  Yellow

Height:  3'-5'

Notes:  Helenium autumnale  (Sneezeweed) is a clump forming large, statuesque perennial attractive to bees and butterflies.  Late valuable flowers for pollinators.  May need staking.  Please note, Helenium are considered toxic for cattle, horse and sheep.

Host plant of VT Bee Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN):
Bombus affinis (Rusty-Patched Bumble bee) presumed extinct!
Bombus rufocinctus (Red-Belted Bumble bee)
Coelioxys hunteri (Hunter's Sharptail bee)
Triepeolus simplex (Simple Longhorn-Cuckoo bee)

Native to most of US, naturalized in VT and ME:  Biota of North America Program (BONAP) – North American Plant Atlas (NAPA).


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