Helenium autumnale – Helen's Flower

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Water: Medium to wet
Ideal Light: Full sun
Soil: Prefers rich, moist soils. Intolerant of dry soils.
Height: 3 - 5 feet
Bloom time: Fall

Pollinator Benefits: Supports a variety of pollinators such as bees, wasps, syrphid flies, butterflies, and beetles.

Care: Avoid overfertilization which may cause plants to grow too tall. Although not required, plants may be cut back in early June (at least six weeks before normal flowering) to reduce plant height and to encourage branching, leading to healthier foliage and less need for support. Remove spent flowers to encourage additional bloom. Cut back plants by 1/2 after flowering. Divide clumps as needed (every 3-4 years).

Photo by Aaron Carlson from Menomonie, WI, USA, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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