Naked Stem Sunflower (Helianthus occidentalis)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 24 - 48 inches
Plant Spread: 12 - 18 inches
Fruit: Edible to birds
Fruiting Time: Fall
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
2"-3"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Underground structures: Rhizome
Taproot
Uses: Will Naturalize
Edible Parts: Fruit
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Birds
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Stratify seeds: Needs 1 month cold moist treatment.
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Pollinators: Flies
Bees
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

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Posted by Mindy03 (Delta KY) on May 9, 2012 6:16 PM

Honey bees get golden pollen and honeydew from this plant.

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