Due to COVID-19 we are currently not shipping plants. Driveway pick-up is available and social distancing guidelines are being followed. Pick up is by appointment to limit contact with others. We feel this is the safest way to get plants to you. we will resume shipping at a later date. Thank you for undestanding during this difficult time.


Update - as of Aug 18, these plants are pick up only. They are 2-3 ft tall and blooming. No shipping until they have finished blooming and can be trimmed to fit in boxes. That should be around mid September.

Sneezeweed ( Helenium autumnal)

Sneezeweed is native to the Mid-Atlantic region. The name is a misnomer - it DOES NOT make you sneeze. This plants is strikingly beautiful when planted in mass or as a stand alone clump. The plant will come to you in a 3.5 inch pot. Soak thoroughly before planting. Water regularly as this plant loves moist areas. It's a great plant for wet spots in the yard where the grass won't grow. Can be used in sunny bog gardens and looks great with cardinal flower which blooms at the same time.

Sneezeweed's nectar is sought by butterflies of many kinds.Sneezeweed likes full sun and moist soil. In the wild it is often found along streamsides and wet marshes. Bloom time is mid- to late summer and looks great with those early fall flowers. They are hardy in zones 3 - 8.Sneezeweed is most often found in yellow, but has also been found in red, oranges or combinations. The flowers are ray-like with a disk in the center, usually yellow, but sometimes a purple color. It grows 2 - 5 ft tall.


Eco-friendly grower


All of my plants are grown using earth friendly techniques, from seed collection to watering with rainwater. Pots are 100% recycled, some are re-used containers, others are made from recycled plastics. Plants are fed with PLANT-TONE by Espoma, an organic fertilizer and/or worm castings. I grow plants that can replace those lost to development in order to help sustain wildlife that depend on them. You can be assured that you are not getting plants from the wild, which is unethical and further contributes to habitat loss.

***Check my other listings. I am adding more wildlife-friendly native perennials everyday***

Payment, shipping and handling policies

We gladly accept PAYPAL, GOOGLE CHECKOUT, and POSTAL MONEY ORDERS. Additional plants ship for just $1.00 each. Shipping price also includes the price of transportation as well as packing materials as plants must be well packed to withstand shipping. Prior to shipment, all plants will be inspected, pruned, labeled, individually wrapped and banded, then placed securely in their box. This is done to ensure you receive quality plants. They will then be shipped via Priority mail on the Monday or Tuesday after payment is received. This is done to ensure they arrive quickly and safely. Large orders may be sent FedEx. We reserve the right to hold shipments in extreme weather until plants can travel safely. For local customers who wish to pick up their order to save on shipping, please email us before ordering.

Native plant range and our shipping (PLEASE READ) Most of our plants are also found native to the Midwest, however that is generally the extent of their range. In an effort to keep our native plants native to their natural range, we do not ship west of the Great Plain States. This includes Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Idaho, Utah, Nevada, California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Hawaii. If you live in these states, please do not order.

Should there be any problems with your order, please notify us within 48 hours of receipt. Sometimes, despite our best care, plant can get dehydrated in transit. This is usually easily remedied, by soaking the plant in a shallow dish of water in a shady location for 1 -2 hours.