"Flowers have an expression of countenance as much as men or animals. Some seem to smile; some have a sad expression; some are pensive and diffident; others again are plain, honest and upright, like the broad-faced sunflower and the hollyhock."

- Henry Ward Beecher

About Sneezeweed

The name came from the Native Americans use of the plant to make snuff, inhaled to cause sneezing that would supposedly rid the body of evil spirits.Heleniums are a gorgeous flower for the late summer/ early fall garden.Sneezeweeds like moist, very rich soil and a location in full sun. The flowers come in shades of gold, yellow, rust and mahogany.In Romania they are easy to grow and reliable in any fertile soil and tolerate quite a bit of moisture. They blend perfectly with grasses, bee balm, yarrow and other late season bloomers.This flower has many elongate leaves and numerous flowerheads.Its bloom time is July, August, September and October. It is poisonous to humans in large quantities.