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Helenium puberulum - DC.

Common Name Rosilla
Family Asteraceae or Compositae
USDA hardiness 7-10
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Moist meadows, marshes, slough banks etc, below 600 metres in California[71].
Range South-western N. America.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Frost Hardy Moist Soil Full sun
Helenium puberulum Rosilla


Helenium puberulum Rosilla
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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Helenium puberulum is a ANNUAL/PERENNIAL growing to 1.5 m (5ft).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 8. It is in flower from Aug to October. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Bees, lepidoptera.It is noted for attracting wildlife.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves.
Edible Uses:

Leaves and flowering heads - raw[257].

Medicinal Uses



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Antiscorbutic;  Poultice;  Sternutatory;  Tonic.

Antiscorbutic, tonic. The dried powdered plant has been applied to wounds and has also been rubbed onto the forehead and nose in the treatment of colds[257]. It has been used as a snuff[257]. The plant has also been used in the treatment of venereal disease[257].

Other Uses

None known

Cultivation details

Grows well in ordinary garden soil[1, 111], succeeding in most conditions other than boggy soils[233]. It prefers a fertile moisture retentive soil[200] in a sunny position[108, 111]. Dislikes dry soil[200]. An annual or short-lived perennial, this species is not hardy in the colder areas of the country, it tolerates temperatures down to between -5 and -10°c[200]. Plants seem to be immune to the predations of rabbits[233]. A good bee and butterfly plant[30].

Propagation

Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in early summer. If you have sufficient seed it would be worthwhile trying a sowing in situ outdoors in mid to late spring.

Other Names

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Found In

Countries where the plant has been found are listed here if the information is available

Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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