Helenium spp.


Asteraceae (Compositae)

Synonyms:  Helenium bifidum, Helenium amarum, Helenium flexuosum, Helenium pinnatifidum

wildlife plant  


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Plant Specifics

Form: flower
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 3-4 ft
Flower Color: flower color      yellow
Fruit Color: fruit color   fruit color      white,yellow
Noted for: Showy flowers


Recommended Uses: Wildflower garden, most species prefer relatively moist conditions.
Propagation: Division of clumps. Many species benefit from division every few years. Seed. Most grow easily from seed. Some species can be grown from stem cuttings. Seeds are available through the Florida Wildflowers Growers Cooperative - H. amarum and H. autumnale
Availability: Native nurseries, Seed
Light: light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Soil or other substrate: Sand
Soil pH Range: Acid to neutral


wildlife plant  
Native Habitats: Flatwoods, marsh edges, moist ruderal areas.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in: