Niche Gardens - North Carolina (NC) Native Pants

Helenium flexuosum


Full Sun
Partial Shade
Drought Tolerant
Cut Flowers
Attracts Birds
Attracts Butterflies

Helenium flexuosum (Asteraceae)
(hell-EN-ee-um flex-you-OH-some)
Purple Headed Sneezeweed

Nichette emeritus Dianne Ford is crazy about this compact species, with its unusual purplish-brown disk flowers and drooping chrome-yellow petals. Plants produce flat rosettes of wavy leaves, and flowering stalks have prominently protruding ridges. Branching and flowering is more profuse if plants are cut back by 1/3 in early summer. Plant in full sun to dappled shade in loosened, average soil. Very distinctive — and we promise they won’t make you sneeze!

Bloom color: yellow
Bloom period: late-summer
Height: 2-3'
Spread: 2-3'
Zones: 5-9

Container size: Qt.
Price: $12
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