A large and imposing sunflower with tall densely white-hairy stems that produce gray-green drooping leaves up to 12″ long and only 2″ wide. Typical sunflower like flowers grow 4″ wide in clusters at the top of the stems. 10-25 yellow petals surrounding a yellow disc are produced midsummer to fall.
Native Environment: Prairie
Culture: Naturally found on rocky slopes, dry praries in full sun. Will grow to huge proportions given reasonable garden care-spectacular!
Height: 4 to 9 feet
Spread: 3 to 4 feet
Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennials
Sun Exposure: Full Sun
Season of Interest: Late (July - frost)
Soil Moisture: Average
Wildlife Benefit: Food/Birds
Animal Resistance: Deer Resistant
Tolerate: Drought, Erosion, Clay Soil, Dry Soil, Shallow-Rocky Soil