Common Sneezeweed

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

  • Looks like

    • 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

Biodiversity Benefits:

  • 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.

Historical Use:

  • Sneezeweed got its name because the dried leaves of the plant were used to induce sneezing.