Looking for another plant to provide for pollinators in the fall in addition to your goldenrods and asters? Here you go!
Helen’s flower is an upright clumping perennial wildflower with unique winged stems and bright green leaves. ‘Mariachi Salsa’ has bold, spicy red flowers and a dense, compact and tidy habit. Bright red blooms that age to shades of orange and yellow from late summer through fall. Each wedge-shaped petal has three lobes. Attracts butterflies and bees.
Deadhead to encourage rebloom. A truly adaptable native that thrives in sunny, moist open areas along ponds, waterways, and meadows. While other native plants don’t like to sit in wet, heavy clay, sneezeweed finds this to be a preferable condition. Intolerant of dry soils.
Please note – it will NOT make you sneeze! Alternate common name of sneezeweed is based on the former use of its dried leaves in making snuff, inhaled to cause sneezing that would supposedly rid the body of evil spirits.
Bloom time: August to October
Sun: full sun
Water: medium to wet
photo credit: North Creek Nurseries