Willow-Leaved Sunflower (Helianthus salicifolius)

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 6-8 feet
Plant Spread: 30-36 inches
Leaves: Other: narrow, drooping, willow-like, pale green leaves are 5 to 7 inches long
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: 3"-4"
Flower Time: Late summer or early fall
Fall
Late fall or early winter
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Propagation: Other methods: Other: spreads by underground rhizomes, forms colonies
Pollinators: Moths and Butterflies
Bees
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

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Location: My garden, Gent, BelgiumDate: 2015-09-25
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Photo Courtesy of Lazy S'S Farm Nursery.
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