A fun, bright-yellow native coneflower, Bigelow’s sneezeweed flowers in mid to late summer and is attractive to a wide variety of pollinators. A common site in meadows, marshes and bogs, and along springs and streams at mid to high elevations in the Klamath-Siskiyou, Bigelow’s sneezeweed typically grows to about three feet tall with many flowering stalks. It prefers full sun but is tolerant of a wide variety of soil types as long as sufficient moisture is available. Bigelow’s sneezeweed is named after J.M. Bigelow, a plant collector on the United States and Mexican Boundary Survey in the 1850s. Despite the common name this wildflower is not allergenic. It was originally used by Native Americans as a snuff, hence the common name. Bigelow’s sneezeweed is very adaptable to the irrigated garden environment and flowers after dead-heading.
Seed Germination Instructions
30 days cold-moist stratification. Sow outside in fall to late winter.