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Helenium amarum

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

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8 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Annuals

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:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

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

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Profile:

2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive Mizz_Patty 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 vroomp 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.

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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