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HELENIUM

Commonly known as Helen's flower, Sneeze weed

JUL-AUG

In the sunflower family.

Genus of about 32 species of annuals, biennials and perennials found in damp, swampy meadows and at woodland margins in North and Central America.

The sneezeweed connotation is from historical use of dried leaves for making snuff.

Further Reading....

  • Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - annuals, biennials and perennials. Lance-shaped, mid-green leaves 15-20 (6-8in) long.
  • Full sun
  • Harmful if eaten - These will give you an upset tummy, so please don't eat any of these.
  • May cause skin allergy or irritant - Having skin or eye contact with these plants could result in an allergic reaction, burning or rash.
  • Additional Features - Good to know - daisy-like flowers bloom over a long period and are attractive to insects
  • Pests & Diseases - possibly leaf spot but rare
  • Place of origin - Central and North America.
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly
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Buy Varieties of HELENIUM

HELENIUM autumnale 'Short and Sassy'

HELENIUM autumnale 'Short and Sassy'  >


Commonly known as: Helen's flower, Sneeze weed.
Yellow-orange flowers with dark brown cone
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individually £11.50 each, 3+ £9.00 each
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HELENIUM autumnale 'Siesta'

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Commonly known as: Helen's flower, Sneeze weed.
Deep red flowers with a reddish-brown cone
£11.50 each

HELENIUM autumnale 'Sombrero'

HELENIUM autumnale 'Sombrero'  >


Commonly known as: Helen's flower, Sneeze weed.
Bright yellow flowers with greenish yellow cone
Multibuy
individually £11.50 each, 3+ £9.00 each

HELENIUM 'Moerheim Beauty'   AWARD

HELENIUM 'Moerheim Beauty'  >


Commonly known as: Helen's flower, Sneeze weed.
Rich red-brown flowers growing to around 3 feet
Multibuy
individually £11.50 each, 3+ £9.00 each

HELENIUM 'Ruby Thuesday'

HELENIUM 'Ruby Thuesday'  >


Commonly known as: Helen's flower, Sneeze weed.
Deep red flowers with a golden/mahogany centre. Strong stems and compact habit
Multibuy
individually £11.50 each, 3+ £9.00 each
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HELENIUM 'Wyndley'

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Commonly known as: Helen's flower, Sneeze weed.
Bronze-yellow daisy flowers. Excellent for cutting
Multibuy
individually £11.50 each, 3+ £9.00 each
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