Latin Name: Helenium autumnale
Facts about Sneezeweed:
Perennial that blooms from August to October
Height: 1 to 1.5 m, Spread: 50 cm to 1 m
Sun Exposure: Full Sun
Prefers medium to wet soil conditions; intolerant of dry soils
Clusters of daisy-like flowers, with yellow rays and dull yellow center disks
Yellow petals end in three teeth
Leaves are narrow and located alternately on the stem
Bees, butterflies and birds are attracted to sneezeweed, and help to pollinate the plant.
It is a great native plant to be used in a pollinator or butterfly garden to attract a range of species.
Sneezeweed got its name because the dried leaves of the plant were used to induce sneezing.