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Helenium autumnale - Sneezeweed
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Daisy-like yellow flowers with domed centers have a rustic charm. Pairs well with blue asters.
Host plant of the dainty sulphur butterfly.
Medicinally, the flowers were ground and snuffed to induce sneezing, relieve headaches, and clear the sinuses. Leaves have a laxative effect or are used externally as a wash in treatment of fevers. Plant contains helenalin, a compound shown to be a significant anti-tumor. Pfaf.org
☀ Grows in full to part sun in wet-med wet soil. Tolerates clay soil. Height 3-5’ and spreads 3’. Lean soils control height and prevent flopping.
✿ Flower time: Jul-Nov.
✔️ Deer resistant.
SIZE OPTIONS: 1.5 pint
Picking up your order:
Fernwey Native Nursery is an urban homestead located in Elizabethtown, PA. Pickups can be made here at the nursery or at one of the market + events dates and locations listed. Please specify on the checkout page when and where you plan to pick up. Orders placed will not be available for same day pick up. If picking up from the nursery, you will receive an email to schedule your pick up.