Helenium bigelovii

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Helenium bigelovii
Helenium bigelovii
Helenium bigelovii

Species Name: Helenium bigelovii
Common Name: Bigelow's Sneezeweed

Helenium is a water-loving perennial with an unfortunate common name. It does not cause allergies. Its showy yellow flowers attract butterflies. Good for wet meadow or bog garden.

Plant Family: Asteraceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 1'-3' H
Growth Habit: Upright
Deciduous/Evergreen: Semi-deciduous
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Regular
Cold Hardy to: 8,000'
Flower Season: Spring/Summer
Flower Color: Yellow
Distribution: North Coast Ranges, Transvese Ranges, Peninsular Ranges
Natural Habitat: Wet meadows from 5,000'-8,000'

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Other Names
  • Harlow, Nora and Kristin Jakob. Wild Lilies, Irises, and Grasses: gardening with California Monocots. Berkely and Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press. 2003.