General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 12 - 36 inches
Plant Spread: 6 - 12 inches
Fruit: Edible to birds
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Will Naturalize
Edible Parts: Fruit
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Containers: Not suitable for containers

Common names
  • Stiff Sunflower

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Location: Gage County, Nebraska
Date: 2008-08-13
Location: Gage County, Nebraska
Date: 2008-08-13

  • Posted by KentPfeiffer (Southeast Nebraska - Zone 5b) on Jun 17, 2012 12:34 PM concerning plant:
    The two subspecies of Stiff Sunflower are pretty easy to tell apart. The leaves of Helianthus pauciflorus subsp. subrhomboideus are diamond shaped while the other subspecies has narrowly ovate leaves.

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