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.
AVAILABLE SPRING 2020
Found on prairies, dry sites and calcium-rich environs from Missouri through Oklahoma to Arkansas and Texas, this sky-bound willow-style Sunflower entertains a no-fuss, graceful flourish of pendulous, ultraslender, 7 in. long pale green leaves on smooth, staunch whitish green stalks. The exotic-looking feathered foundation boosts loosely branched racemes with copious 2 in. wide, bright yellow sunflowers that don coffee-brown centers. Adored by birds and butterflies, but not deer, Helianthus salicifolius lends flower-power galore plus lofty fine-textured accents to cut arrangements, naturalized plantings, a border’s backside and fellow late-blooming perennials such as Salvia uliginosa and Aster ‘Violetta’. A mid-spring cutback ensures a stronger, more upright habit.
Size: 6' 0" – 8' 0" high x 2' 0" – 3' 0" wide.
Hardy to zone 4.
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Other selections in this genus:
- Helianthus angustifolius
- Helianthus angustifolius ‘Gold Lace’
- Helianthus angustifolius ‘Matanzas Creek’
- 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’