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Helenium ‘Butterpat’

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Sneezeweed is a clump-forming perennial with sturdy, branching stems and mid-green leaves. In August and September, masses of 2-inch, daisy-like yellow flowers are borne in large, loose terminal clusters on leafy 4- to 5-foot tall stems.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsGreat for the middle to the back of the border.

CareGrow in any fertile, moist but well-drained soil. May need staking if grown in part shade. Deadhead to prolong flowering.

PropagationFrom seed, or root basal cuttings in spring. Divide in autumn or spring.

ProblemsPowdery mildew, rust, leaf smut, and fungal spots.

  • Genus : Helenium
  • Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
  • Moisture : Dry to Medium
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Maintenance : Moderate
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Bloom Time : Summer
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest
  • Flower Color : Yellow
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