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Pale-leaved Sunflower - Helianthus decapetalus

Regular price $10.50

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Phonetic: hee-lee-AN-thus de-kap-UH-tal-us

Pale-leaved Sunflower reveals a beautiful profusion of showy 4" yellow flowers that bloom for about a month in late summer to fall. This plant is well adapted to grow in a diverse range of conditions from dry sandy soil to river banks. It spreads via rhizomes and can overtake a small garden area.

This plant is a top 30 keystone native plant for caterpillars and top 30 host plant that supports pollen specialist bees according to the National Wildlife Federation. Also, since most song birds feed their young almost exclusively on caterpillars, adding this plant in your landscape will support birds. Learn more at Keystone Plants by Ecoregion

  • Hardiness: 3-9
  • Native Region: USDA Plant Database
  • Sun Exposure: Full to Partial Sun
  • Flower Color: Yellow
  • Bloom Time: July - October
  • Soil Type: Moist to Medium Dry
  • Mature Plant Size: 3-4' H x 2' W
  • Plant Spacing: 2'
  • Host Plant: 53 species of Lepidoptera
  • Attracts: Specialized Bees and Butterflies, birds eat seeds
  • Advantages: Drought tolerant, poor soil
  • Landscape Uses: Meadows, mass planting, pollinator gardens
  • Companion Plants: Heart-leaved Aster, Ironweed, Calico Aster