Helenium flexuosum 'Tiny Dancer' - Sneezeweed
Helenium flexuosum 'Tiny Dancer'
This great floriferous and low-growing native is very attractive in the garden and in flower arrangements. Its delightful brown spherical cones are surrounded by a flowing fringe of bright yellow reflexed petals looking like hundreds of yellow skirted dancers in motion. The foliage is compact and bushy. Tolerant of a wide variety of conditions, H. flexuosum blooms from mid-summer into fall attracting butterflies like a magnet.
North Creek Unique™ - This unique assortment has been discovered or introduced to the trade and shared with the world by North Creek Nursery.
- Deer and rabbit resistant
- One of nature's best butterfly magnets!
- Flowers for an extended period of time
- Drought tolerant
- Easy to grow and maintain
Moist, rich soil in open sunny meadows from Maine south to Florida, west to Texas, and north to Minnesota.
Map Credit: The Biota of North America
Map Key: Green (native), Teal (native, adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)
Helenium is commonly known as Sneezeweed based on the former use of its dried leaves in making snuff, inhaled to cause sneezing that would supposedly rid the body of evil spirits.
Sneezeweed is a natural repellant for rabbits.
Grow in full sun or partial shade in average to moist soils. Tolerant of a variety of garden conditions, but prefers not to be in a very dry location.