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Western Sunflower

Helianthus occidentalis
SKU: HC017866
per Plant - 2.5" Pot
No longer available this season.
Western Sunflower (Helianthus occidentalis) is a compact native perennial with large yellow-orange flowers. It blooms for many weeks in late summer, attracting a wide variety of insect pollinators and seed-eating songbirds. It spreads by rhizomes to form large colonies, so it’s a great solution for poor soil sites. Give it room to spread alongside other meadow or prairie flowers.
key features
Botanical Name
Helianthus occidentalis
Native, Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Birds, Deer Resistant, Naturalizes, Cut Flowers, Erosion Control
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Soil Moisture
Water Tolerance
Mature Height
24-48" tall
Mature Spread
18-24" wide
Bloom Time
Late summer to early fall
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