Can Can Sneezeweed
Can Can Sneezeweed
Helenium autumnale 'Can Can'Item #41282 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 9
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Brightly patterned flowers dance atop strong stems, with deep brown centers surrounded by a skirt of outward petals in a colorful array of gold, copper and orange. A great addition to a cottage, wildlife, or cutting garden, or small urban border. An herbaceous perennial.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.Average Landscape Size:Quickly reaches 3 to 5 ft. tall, 3 ft.. wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:hel-EE-nee-um aw-tum-NAH-leePlant type:PerennialDeciduous/evergreen:HerbaceousGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Quickly reaches 3 to 5 ft. tall, 3 ft.. wide.Foliage color:Gray-greenBlooms:Summer to FallFlower color:YellowDesign IdeasThis American native is perfectly at home in a meadow or prairie garden or open woodland in areas where regular moisture abounds. Thrives along a sunny stream bed or pond's edge. A valuable late season bloomer for the traditional perennial border.Companion PlantsAvens (Geum); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Blue Fescue (Festuca); Coneflower (Echinacea); Blanket Flower (Gaillardia)
- CareCare InformationProvide organically rich, moist but well-drained soil. Water regularly in first growing season to establish root system. Once established, prefers regular moisture, even tolerating wet soils; does not tolerate dry soils. Fertilize only lightly. Remove spent flowers to encourage continued bloom. Hard prune by 1/2 after bloom period.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
- History & LoreLore:Helenium is a native wildflower from the Americas, found around damp woodland areas, alongside streams and ponds, and in moist meadow lands and prairies, with regular moisture. They have a shallow root system and will not thrive with periodic dry spells. The species H. autumnale refers to a late summer through fall bloom period, later than others of its genus. Despite its name, sneezeweed is not a common source of seasonal allergies.
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