Helenium bolanderi

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Species Name: Helenium bolanderi
Common Name: Coastal Sneezeweed

Helenium is a water-loving perennial with an unfortunate common name. Plant is generally low-growing while bright yellow daisy-like flowers rise on tall stalks. This is native to coastal areas where it tolerates full sun. Give part sun inland.

Plant Family: Asteraceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 1-4' H x 1-4' W
Growth Habit: Low with tall flower stalks
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Regular
Cold Hardy to:
Flower Season: Summer
Flower Color: Yellow
Distribution: North Coast
Natural Habitat: Wet soil. Elevation: below 300'

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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.