Helianthus mollis
“Downy Sunflower”

Helianthus mollis “Downy Sunflower”


A pretty, perennial Sunflower native to our Midwestern States, “Downy Sunflower” bears lovely, soft, grayish green foliage covered with fine hairs. Lemony yellow, 3”- 4” flowers are borne July thru October & are highly attractive to butterflies. Goldfinches will come & devour the seeds later on. Thrives in any well-drained soil & is very drought tolerant. Place carefully as it spreads slowly by rhizomes if kept dry, faster with regular water. To 3’ x 2’.

Annie

Sun
Avg.-Low Water

Perennial
USDA zones 4-10