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Helenium autumnale, Sneezeweed Seed Balls

  • 1450


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Sneezeweed may sound like a fictional flower from a Dr. Seuss story or an irritant to anyone with allergies, however it is neither. Native Americans actually used the plants dried leaves to alleviate head congestion. The Sneezeweed displays a beautiful array of numerous bright yellow or rich autumn orange daisy-like flowers. The plants slender  foliage can cover up to 3-5' feet and bare its warm luscious flowers into the cool autumn months. It adds warm glow to any garden or landscape.

 

Ecology

  • Zone 3-8
  • North America
  • Moist to dry soils
  • Full Sun
  • Facultative
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Sow: Fall through Mid Winter

 

    Cultural History

    Native American used the dried Sneezeweed leaves to create a snuff. The snuff would cause excess sneezing, hence the plants name, clearing the head of evil spirits or possible a head cold.

    A note about seed balls:
    Seed balls, also known as seed bombs, protect the seeds from erosion, foraging, and many other factors. This protective property often results in a slower germination cycle. Wildflowers are also highly variable in their germination rates. Please be patient with your seed balls. If you placed them in a suitable location, soil, and climate, when the seeds are ready, they will grow!

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