Photos: What are the orange and yellow flowers?

Friday, July 12, 2019

Photo by Lee Lageschulte
A couple of days ago I published this Lee Lageschulte flower photo.

I flat-out admitted my ignorance as to what they were and asked readers for help.

For the first time, there was a serious division among the gardeners.

Some said it was a "cone flower" and others said it was "sneeze weed."

At least half said it was helenium.

Martin Král said "The answer to today's wonderful photo: It's a helenium (usually blooms in mid-summer, but this compositae has been hybridized and now can be found in lots of places)."

I asked if it were ever called a cone flower.

"No," he said. "That would be the echinacea. These have gotten very popular and large. The helenium, on the other hand, is only about an inch across.

And "sneeze weed" is another name for helenium.


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