Helenium autumnale (Sneezeweed)
This attractive native wildflower, with bright golden blooms that look like the pinking shears happened by one day, is one of my favorites. It's ideally suited for the tamed, as well as the wild, garden. It also fits in well in borders and by stream beds where it blooms in late summer through early fall. It prefers rich, moist soil, so beware of drought and avoid over fertilizing. It's not necessary, but it can be cut back in June to reduce height and encourage branching and also more flowers, but it should be cut back after blooming and divided every three or four years. Full sun in Zones 3-8. Quarts.