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Sneezeweed: A Beautiful Addition to Your Pollinator Garden

August 19, 2020

While the name doesn’t make it sound too pleasant, sneezeweed (Helenium amarum), is a showy wildflower that can be a great addition to any pollinator garden (and doesn’t cause sneezing). Sneezeweed can grow in a variety of soils from dry to wet and prefers full sun. 

This wildflower can be very impressive if planted in mass, blooming prolifically in late summer to early fall but would also be good to plant with other wildflowers as pictured here with blue porterweed (Stachytarphetajamaicensis) as it does die back after blooming and going to seed. Sneezeweed seeds itself in very easily so it can be guaranteed to pop up year after year.

Stop by our Native Landscapes & Garden Center on Tuesdays or Thursdays from 10am to 3pm to view our demonstration pollinator garden that features sneezeweed. Located at 1300 Periwinkle Way on the sprawling grounds of the historic Bailey Homestead Preserve, our garden center offers plenty of room for safe, social distancing. 


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