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Helianthus salicifolius

Sunflower

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Features

  • BloomsAugust to October
  • Height1.75m to 2m
  • Spread0.7m to 1.2m
  • Growth HabitUpright rosette
  • Flower ColourYellow, brown centres
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Helianthus salicifolius (Sunflower). This species is an upright perennial, it will grow to about 1.8m high. The flowers are bright yellow and daisy-shaped from late summer to the autumn. The leaves are dark green and shiny.

Characteristics

Perennial, Shrub or Herbaceous

Origin

S. Central USA

Interest and use

Grown for their large, daisy-like usually yellow flower heads.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilSandy, Loamy
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

May needs staking.

Propagation

Seed or division in autumn or spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

May be invasive. Watch out for snails.

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