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Helianthus hirsutus (Hairy Sunflower)

Helianthus hirsutus (Hairy Sunflower)

$ 13.98
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Size: 1 gal

See more: Perennials

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.  


AT A GLANCE

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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