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Helianthus salicifolius
Helianthus salicifolius
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Helianthus salicifolius

Willow-leaved Sunflower

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 1.252.250

Native to the Eastern US, this imposing plant makes an unusual specimen in the sunny border. Very tall stems are clothed in long, drooping green leaves, sometimes said to look like a giant asparagus fern. Large golden-yellow daisies are produced in the autumn. Flowers and foliage are both excellent for cutting. Clumps may be easily divided in early spring. Stems sometimes require support to prevent flopping. Pinching in June and July will force a more compact habit. Attracts butterflies.

Further details for
Helianthus salicifolius

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Fall
  Mid Fall
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Cut Flower
  Rabbit Resistant
  Wild Flower
   180-240 cm
   70-94 inches
   80-90 cm
   31-35 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.