Helenium

Sunflowers with Yellow or Orange Flowers

Named for Helen of Troy, Helenium, often called "Sneezeweed" from their past use in making snuff, bear yellow or orange, daisy-like flowers. Wonderful in bouquets, they bloom in late summer and fall, and are preferred in less formal arrangements. Thriving in full sun and moist soil with good drainage, Helenium feature brown discs in the center of the 2-to-3-inch flowers. Drought tolerant, they still require watering until they are established. Growing from 1 to 8 feet in height, they add beautiful vertical height to mixed borders.