|[ Stone Mountain Daisy (Helianthus porteri) | Posted on November 29, 2019 ]
Stone Mountain Daisy is a lovely annual wildflower that grows on granitic outcroppings in Alabama and Georgia. It prefers full sun and moist soil. It is a great self-seeder. The seeds germinate early. Then the seedlings stay small until about July when they start growing up rapidly. Deer do browse the early buds, but not heavily. This only seems to pinch back the plants and make tighter blooming heads. Once established they handle drought well.