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Sneezeweed, Helen's Flower, Dogtooth Daisy, Canary Sneezeweed
Helenium 'Kanaria'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Helenium (hel-EE-nee-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Kanaria

Category:

Perennials

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Flowers are good for cutting

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

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

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

Cornwall On Hudson, New York

Lewisburg, Pennsylvania

Gardeners' Notes:

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positive
1
neutral
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Positive

On Aug 4, 2011, Clary from Lewisburg, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

The color of this variety is indeed canary yellow - a very clear lemon yellow. This has grown just as vigorously as any helenium and is now a spreading clump that stands 6' tall. The color is phenomenal with purple. Recommended!

Neutral

On Jun 1, 2006, dmj1218 from west Houston, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Legend has it, this flower sprung up where Helen's tears fell when she wept over the fall of Troy.