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Helenium 'Biedermeier' (Sneezeweed)

Common Sneezeweed 'Biedermeier', False Sunflower 'Biedermeier', Helen's Flower 'Biedermeier', Yellow Star 'Biedermeier'


Helenium 'Biedermeier' produces eye-catching flowers, 2 in. wide (5 cm), with bright red petals, each adorned with a rich golden-yellow edge. They surround a dark brown cone covered with golden pollen that attracts butterflies. Slightly drooping when they appear, the petals tend to droop even more as the flowers mature. The blossoms are elegantly borne on purple stems atop a foliage of lanceolate, mid green leaves, and add a boost of fresh energy in the late summer garden.

  • This fabulous perennial provides weeks of splashes of color, from late summer to fall, when many other perennials are starting to fade.
  • Grows up to 4 ft. tall (120 cm) and spreads 2 ft. wide (60 cm)
  • Looks stunning planted in mass, mixes beautifully with ornamental grasses or any other perennial plants. Well suited for borders, cottage gardens or naturalized areas such as prairies or meadows.
  • Very attractive as cut flowers, it has a good resistance to most insects and diseases, attracts butterflies and deer ignore it!
  • A full sun lover, it is very hardy and prefers average, medium to wet, well-drained soils. Prefers rich, moist soils and hates dry soils. Regular watering maters for profuse blossoms!
  • Deadheading will extend the flowering season. Once flowering has ceased and the plant has died back the stems should be cut down.

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Helenium - Sneezeweeds
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Late)
Fall
Height 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" – 24" (45cm – 60cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Clay Soil, Deer, Rabbit, Wet Soil
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Helenium - Sneezeweeds
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Late)
Fall
Height 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" – 24" (45cm – 60cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Clay Soil, Deer, Rabbit, Wet Soil
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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