Purple-headed Sneezeweed


Purple-headed Sneezeweed
(Helenium flexuosum)

Height:

    • 1-3 feet

Bloom:

    • June to October

Classification:

    • Native
    • Perennial

Sun:

    • Full sun (best) to part shade

Soil moisture:

    • Medium to wet

Used by:

    • Native bees (flowers),
    • Butterflies (flowers),
    • Caterpillars (foliage)

Notes:

    • Can be cutback early in the season to promote bushiness
    • Deer resistant
    • Common name comes from early medicinal uses of the plant

Kentucky Pollinators and Backyard Wildlife articles:

Purple-headed Sneezeweed

Native range in North America:

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