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Purple-headed Sneezeweed

Purple-headed Sneezeweed
(Helenium flexuosum)

Availability:

  • Out for the season

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

Native Range:

USDA Range Map for purple-headed sneezeweed
Map credit: USDA Plants Database

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