Niche Gardens - North Carolina (NC) Native Pants

Helenium autumnale


Full Sun
Drought Tolerant
Cut Flowers
Attracts Birds
Attracts Butterflies

Helenium autumnale 'Helena Red' (Asteraceae)
(hell-EN-ee-um aw-tum-NAL)
Red Sneezeweed

We already love Helenium autumnale, but this seed strain is a real stunner. A profuse bloomer and shorter than the species at about 2-3', 'Helena Red' flowers through the dog days of August, when little else looks good. Clumps of winged stems are topped with bouquets that blend mahogany-browns, reds and orangey-yellows. Cut back in spring for a bushier habit, and deadhead for a second flush of bloom.

Bloom color: red
Bloom period: late-summer
Height: 2-3'
Spread: 2-3'
Zones: 3-8

Container size: Qt.
Price: $12
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