Willow Leaved Sunflower (Helianthus salicifolius)

Smiling Sun Gardens

Regular price $6.00

Clusters of 2 in. wide, medium yellow sunflowers with dark brown centers bloom on whitish green stems. The narrow, drooping, willowlike pale green leaves are very distinctive. Blooms in late summer or early fall but the graceful foliage provides interest all through the growing season. Spreads over time to form dense colonies. Good cut flower. Can become large and gangly in rich soils; Do not fertilize.
Culture: Grow in full sun in soil with average moisture. Pinch plants once or twice in late spring and early summer to control height and encourage fuller plants.
Use: Provides excellent texture for the perennial border and native plant garden.Use along stream and pond banks and in the cut flower garden.
Native Environment: Prairie
Height: 48 to 72 inches
Spread: 24 to 36 inches
Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennials
Color: Yellow
USDA Hardiness Zone: 5 - 9
Sun Exposure: Full Sun
Season of Interest: September to October  
Soil Moisture: Dry / Moderate
Wildlife Benefit: Food~Birds / Butterflies
Nature Attracting: Songbird
Special Usage: Fresh Cut Flower
Tolerate: Deer, Clay Soil