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Helen's Flower

Helenium autumnale

Also known as

Sneezeweed, Mountain Sneezeweed, Swamp Sunflower, Sneezewort

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H7

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.75m

Max

50cm

1m

Min

30cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Helen's Flower Overview

This species is grown for its bold colours and profuse flowering habit. The sturdy branching plants produce hundreds of small brightly coloured blooms. It may bloom prolifically when many other perennials have faded. They are produced in many different shades and colours. You can divide the clumps after the third year of growth. Seeds may be collected and sown, but cultivars will not come true from such seeds.

Common problems with Helen's Flower

Special features of Helen's Flower

Attracts butterflies

Other uses of Helen's Flower

Cutting bed, border, dried arrangements.