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Planted at Mount Vernon

Planted at Mount Vernon Upper Garden

  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones

    3 3 4 4b 5 5b 6 6b 7 7b 8 8b USDA basemap

    Average annual extreme minimum temperature 1976-2005

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    A tall, brash plant with chrome yellow flowers brightens the summer border. Easy to grow, it tolerates a wide variety of conditions, although a haircut in the spring will prevent flopping later.

    Latin Name

    Helenium autumnale


    Family

    Asteraceae


    Type of Plant

    Perennials Perennials

    Bloom Season

    August - October


    Seasons

    Summer Summer

    Specifications

    Max height Max Height: 5'
    Max spread Max Spread: 3'

    Uses

  • Rain Garden

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun Full Sun

    Tolerances

  • Deer
  • Clay Soil
  • Wet Soil

  • Attracted Wildlife

    Butterflies Butterflies

    Colors


    Native Range

    North America


    History

    Sneezeweed appeared on John Bartram's plant list in the mid 1700s.


    Other Details

    Pollinator Pollinator

    Bartlett Tree Expert Company has been working with Mount Vernon Estate since 2011 providing expert arboricultural care and GPS mapping for the estate’s historic trees, as well as support from their research facility.   Mount Vernon is proud to partner with Bartlett Tree Experts and appreciates their sponsorship of George Washington’s Mount Vernon Plant Finder App.

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