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Helenium autumnale

Bitterweed

Helenium autumnale is a tall flowering plant native across the southeast. It is predominantly found in wetland habitats, and grows best in full sun to part shade. It can get up to eight feet tall during the growing season, and dies back almost completely in the winter. Leaving dormant stems up until spring provides necessary over-wintering habitat for pollinators. Bright yellow flowers bloom in late summer and attract many pollinators. Birds eat the seeds in the fall and winter. This is a host plant for many native butterfly species. Helenium autumnale works well as a specimen plant in a yard or rain garden, or for stormwater plantings.

Species name - Container sizeCommon nameStockPriceQuantity PricingAdd to request
Helenium autumnale - Plug

Bitterweed

730 in stock

$2.2072+ $1.10ea

Plant type

  • Flowering Perennial

Mature Height

  • Up to 12'

Wetland Indicator Status

  • (FACW) Facultative wetland

Attributes

  • Summer Bloomer
  • Butterfly and Pollinator Supportive

Planting Zone

  • Temporarily Inundated / Shallow Land
  • Riparian Zone
  • Riparian Buffer
  • Buffer

Classification by Use

  • Rain Garden
  • SCM (Stormwater Control Measure)
  • Erosion Control
  • Showy Native
  • Constructed Wetland
  • Stream Restoration
  • Wetland Mitigation