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Helianthus mollis (Ashy Sunflower)

$ 14.98
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Size: 1 gal

See more: Perennials

Also known as Downy Sunflower.

Ashy Sunflower produces cheerful yellow flowers and is easily grown in a variety of soils, including average, sandy and poor rocky soils, as long as drainage is good. Clay soils should be avoided. It does best in full sun but can tolerate part sun. It is an excellent prairie garden species. Numerous finches will eat the seeds.

Ashy Sunflower spreads rather aggressively through rhizomes and re-seeds if seed heads are allowed to mature. Removal of the seed head before the seed is ripe will prevent re-seeding but will also prevent birds from feasting on the seeds.


AT A GLANCE

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

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 Present in state
 Present in county and native
 Native to North America, but adventive & escaped in state         
 Not present in state
 Present and rare, native in county
 Previously present, now extinct
 Questionable presence (cross-hatched, regardless of color)         

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