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Woodland Sunflower - Helianthus divaricatus

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Phonetic: hee-lee-AN-thus dy-vair-ih-KAY-tus

Woodland Sunflower thrives in dry open woodland areas in average well drained soils where there is partial shade. It spreads via rhizomes and may not be suitable for small gardens. It is a crucial plant for 22 specialist bee species as well as a source of seeds for our song birds.

This plant is a top 30 host plant that supports pollen specialist bees (22 bee species) 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: Part Sun to Shade
  • Flower Color: Yellow
  • Bloom Time: July - September
  • Soil Type: Medium to Moist
  • Mature Plant Size: 5' H x 2' W
  • Plant Spacing: 2'
  • Host Plant: Silvery Checkerspot, Painted Lady Butterfly
  • Attracts: Birds, Bees and Butterflies
  • Advantages: Tolerates various soil conditions, cut flower, deer resistant and drought tolerant
  • Landscape Uses: Mass planting, woodland edge, part shade garden
  • Companion Plants: Pennsylvania Sedge, New England Aster, Blue-stemmed Goldenrod