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Helianthus occidentalis

Western Sunflower

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Helianthus occidentalis (Western Sunflower)

In late summer to fall, bright yellow flowers appear on leafless, hairy stems. The seeds are enjoyed by birds. Good species for dry sites and prairie plantings.

Additional Information:


Height
30-40 Inches

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Spread
12-16 Inches

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Bloom/Seasonal Color
Deep Yellow


USDA Hardiness Zone 4-9

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Good Companions
Prairie Blazing Star (Liatris pycnostachya), Rough Blazing Star (Liatris aspera), Blue Sage (Salvia azurea), Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium)

Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation

FACU-

Nature Attracting

Songbird
Butterfly

Season of Interest

Late (July-frost)

Soil Moisture

Average

Special Uses

Ground Cover

Sun Exposure

Full Sun

Wildlife Benefit

Food/Birds