PINEAPPLE HELENIUM Fragrant Aromatica cephalaphora
Helenium aromaticum is a fun plant of the daisy family (Asteraceae). It is native to Chile and exudes a distinctive smell of apple or gummy bears when touched! Helenium aromaticum grows as a perennial plant in warm climates, or is frequently grown as an annual plant (blooming the first year from seed).
Height: 30-45 cm
Type: Hardy perennial
Hardiness zones: 9-11, or grow as an annual
Seeds per pack: 20
Germination: This plant is easy to germinate. Your planting container should have holes in the bottom for excess water to drain. Place the seeds just under the surface of your growing medium. Keep moist until germination. Once seeds emerge, place the pot in a sunny place, or under bright grow lights.