Bitter Sneezeweed, Bitterweed, Yellowdicks, Fine-leaved Sneezeweed, Spanish Daisy
Helenium amarum

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Helenium (hel-EE-nee-um) (Info)
Species: amarum (a-MAHR-um) (Info)

Category:

Annuals

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From woody stem cuttings

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Bartow, Florida

Lehigh Acres, Florida

Marietta, Georgia

Mccomb, Mississippi

Pocola, Oklahoma

Arlington, Texas

Bedford, Texas

Fruitvale, Texas

Princeton, Texas

Rockport, Texas

Spring Branch, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On Sep 29, 2014, Mila1 from Memphis, TN (Zone 7b) wrote:

Native plant of Southern US, supports bees and insects, poisonous to livestock.

Positive

On Sep 1, 2009, Mizz_Patty from Dallas, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Just a wildflower on our "ranch", about 5 miles north of Fruitvale, TX. Quite fragrant. For some reason, our cat really likes the dried slender leaves - but I'm afraid they might be toxic.

Positive

On Jun 29, 2003, vroomp from Marietta, GA (Zone 7a) wrote:

This plant adds a great splash of yellow for a long period during late spring to summer. Excellent for a perennial border or in mass plantings. This plant is native to much of S.E. America and North to Pennsylvania.