Helping You Become a More Successful Gardener
Gerald L. Klingaman
The daisies of common sneezeweed are summer-blooming and come in an array of harvest colors. It is a tall, hardy perennial that naturally exist across the whole of North America, save Alaska and some of the northernmost regions of Canada. In the wild, it grows primarily in open grasslands.
This clump-forming perennial has medium green leaves that are fuzzy and lance-shaped. In summer it puts forth tall, leafy stems that produce clusters of colorful daisies from late summer through fall. These are highly attractive to butterflies and rebloom more readily if deadheaded. The seedheads that follow are filled with seeds that are eaten by wild birds, so consider leaving some towards the end of the season.
Sun loving and tough, sneezeweed must be planted in sites with high light and average to fertile soil with good drainage. The plants can become quite tall and often need staking. If pinched back in late spring to early summer they will achieve a more compact habit and denser flower clusters. This is an easy and pretty wildflower for informal beds or naturalistic plantings.
8 - 1
3 - 8
1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
3'-5' / 0.9m - 1.5m
18"-24" / 45.7cm - 61.0cm
Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall
North America, Mexico
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Cutflower, Mixed Border, Wildflower
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