Purple Headed Sneezeweed (Helenium flexuosum)

Smiling Sun Gardens

Regular price $6.00

Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Family: Asteraceae
Zone: 5 to 9
USDA Map: HEFL
Height: 1.00 to 3.00 feet
Spread: 1.00 to 2.00 feet

Zone: 5 to 9
Bloom Time: June to September
Color: Yellow rays with brownish-purple center disk
Sun: Full sun
Water: Low
Maintenance: Medium
Suggested Use: Rain Garden
Flower: Showy
Attracts: Butterflies, Native Bees
Tolerate: Deer, Wet Soil

Use Medicinal: Dried powdered leaves and flower heads cause violent sneezing. Were formerly used in treatment of colds and congestion. Infusion of leaves used by some Indians as a laxative.