The sunflower was once an emblem of the Inca Sun God. This well-loved genus is 150 species strong and includes not only sprightly garden plants but commercially important food and oil crops. Our easy-to-grow selections make great cut flowers and attract bees plus tolerate a wide range of soil conditions.
Originally discovered as a chance seedling at Matanzas Creek Winery in northern California and visible from literally ½ mile away, abundant pale yellow flowers cover the upper third of this extravagant perennial. Ours bask in their glory near the pond, along with other late bloomers like Salvia corrugata and Miscanthus ‘Adagio’.
Blooms September–early November
Size: 7' 0" high x 3' 0" wide.
Hardy to zone 6.
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Other selections in this genus:
- Helianthus angustifolius
- Helianthus angustifolius ‘Gold Lace’
- Helianthus ‘Undaunted (Tm) Lemon Max (Dakota Queen)’
- Helianthus giganteus ‘Sheila’s Sunshine’
- Helianthus hirsutus
- Helianthus laetiflorus ‘Lemon Queen’
- Helianthus maximiliana ‘Santa Fe’
- Helianthus x multiflorus ‘Capenoch Star’
- Helianthus salicifolius