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Helenium autumnale, Sneezeweed Seed Balls

  • 1950


Attract bees, butterflies, and birds to your backyard with Sneezeweed (Helenium autumnale). Sneezeweed blooms late in the fall and pollinators seek out the cheerful yellow flowers. Plants can occasionally reach 5 feet tall, but are usually smaller. Late season bloomers are important to pollinating insects as they prepare for winter. A cheerful US native wildflower for pollinator and habitat gardens.

Sneezeweed has large pollen grains and is pollinated by insects. It certainly does not cause hay-fever allergies. Native Americans ground the dried leaves and used them as a snuff, hence the name, 'Sneezeweed.'

Plant outdoors Spring or Fall. Seeds will germinate when conditions are optimal. In good conditions, flowers appear the first year.

DETAILED INFORMATION
• A perennial
• Native to Throughout the US
• full sun to part shade and rich, loamy
• Moderate Water Requirement
• Sow Spring or Fall, 12-24 inches apart
• Zone 3-9

Sneezeweed is native to the following states:
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

ABOUT SEED BALLS
Seed balls (seed bombs) are 1/2-inch balls of dried soil and seeds. Essentially, they are pre-planted seeds. They are great for no-till gardening and beautifying neglected landscapes. Sow by pressing the seed ball halfway into the surrounding soil. Plant in habitats in need of biodiversity. Non-GMO. Pesticide free.

A seed ball protects seeds from erosion, foraging, and harsh conditions. This protective property often results in higher but slower germination rates. Please be patient with your seed balls. Placed in the appropriate soil and climate, they will grow.

OUR PROMISE
Grow seed balls risk free. If you are not satisfied, we will refund or replace the products that disappointed you. Why? Because we want to grow a greener, more biodiverse planet, and we want you to plant more native wildflowers and tasty vegetables. Warranty excludes custom orders and discounted overstock.

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