Attract bees, butterflies, and birds to your backyard with Sneezeweed (Helenium autumnale). Sneezeweed blooms late in the fall and pollinators seek out the cheerful yellow flowers. Plants can occasionally reach 5 feet tall, but are usually smaller. Late season bloomers are important to pollinating insects as they prepare for winter. A cheerful US native wildflower for pollinator and habitat gardens.
Sneezeweed has large pollen grains and is pollinated by insects. It certainly does not cause hay-fever allergies. Native Americans ground the dried leaves and used them as a snuff, hence the name, ‘Sneezeweed.’
Plant outdoors Spring or Fall. Seeds will germinate when conditions are optimal. In good conditions, flowers appear the first year.
• A perennial
• Native to Throughout the US
• full sun to part shade and rich, loamy
• Moderate Water Requirement
• Sow Spring or Fall, 12-24 inches apart
• Zone 3-9
Sneezeweed is native to the following states:
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.