17 07 2008

This sneezeweed flower was blooming in my back yard garden this afternoon. This plant is also known as a Helenium, a member of the Aster family. And just as I suspected, there is a website devoted just to heleniums!

We first planted one when we began the back yard garden six years ago. That one plant grew to about 5 foot tall and by August would be in full bloom with gobs of these cheery yellow flowers. It returned for several years but stopped coming back a couple of years ago. I planted this one two months ago and am now being rewarded for my patience.

I just took a look at the “complete list” on the website above and am wishing I had acres to fill with the variety of Heleniums out there!

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