Small Wood Sunflower (Helianthus microcephalus 'Lemon Queen')

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 5 - 8 feet
Plant Spread: 3 - 6 feet
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: 2"-3"
Flower Time: Late summer or early fall
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Cut Flower
Dried Flower
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting

The pollinators love this perennial

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Posted by Catmint20906 (Maryland - Zone 7a) on Aug 23, 2014 5:19 PM

Small Wood Sunflower (Helianthus microcephalus 'Lemon Queen') is a prolific bloomer that is very attractive to pollinators and birds. A native to North America, it grows to between 4 and 7 feet tall in a bushy habit with many branching stems and blossoms. Its bushiness provides good ground cover for wildlife, and its height creates perching space for birds, which also enjoy its seeds. The late summer blooms are a cheerful yellow. This self-seeding perennial is hardy in zones 4-9 and will delight year after year.

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