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Beautiful addition to pollinator garden

By SANIBEL-CAPTIVA CONSERVATION FOUNDATION - | Aug 26, 2020

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While the name does not make it sound too pleasant, sneezeweed (Helenium amarum) is a showy wildflower that can be a great addition to any pollinator garden — and does not cause sneezing. According to the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, sneezeweed can grow in a variety of soils from dry to wet and prefers full sun. The wildflower can be impressive if planted in mass, blooming prolifically in late summer to early fall, but would also be good to plant with other wildflowers like blue porterweed (Stachytarphetajamaicensis) as it does die back after blooming and going to seed. Sneezeweed seeds itself in very easily so it can be guaranteed to pop up year after year.