Helianthus hirsutus (Hairy Sunflower)

Helianthus hirsutus (Hairy Sunflower)

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Hairy sunflower native perennial sunflower with cheery yellow flowers. It does best with full sun and in medium to dry soils. It is a bee magnet, attracts butterflies and birds love the seeds. It tolerates clay soils and makes a good cut flower.

Hair sunflower spreads through rhizomes and seeds. It is perfect for naturalized areas, wildflower meadows, pocket prairies or wildlife habitats.  


Texas native Yes
Water use Low, medium
Sun exposure Full sun, part sun, part shade
Bloom color Yellow
Bloom time Summer, fall
Mature height 2-6 ft
Attracts Butterflies, birds, bees
Host plant Yes, Checkerspot and Painted Lady butterflies.
Notes Native bee friendly.


(Photo courtesy of Jason Hollinger via flickr)

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