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Helenium ‘Butterpat’ (Sneezeweed)

Helenium ‘Butterpat’ Photo/Illustration: Virginia Small


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Helenium ‘Butterpat’ heh-LEE-nee-um Common Name: Sneezeweed Genus: Helenium
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 characteristics: Great for the middle to the back of the border.
Care: Grow in any fertile, moist but well-drained soil. May need staking if grown in part shade. Deadhead to prolong flowering.
Propagation: From seed, or root basal cuttings in spring. Divide in autumn or spring.
Problems: Powdery mildew, rust, leaf smut, and fungal spots.
Height 1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread 1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit Clumps
Light Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture Dry to Medium
Maintenance Moderate
Characteristics Showy Flowers
Bloom Time Summer
Flower Color Yellow Flower
Uses Beds and Borders, Cut Flower
Seasonal Interest Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Perennials

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