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Helianthus divaricatus (Woodland Sunflower)

Woodland Sunflower, Rough Sunflower, Helianthus divaricatus var. angustifolius


Helianthus divaricatus (Woodland Sunflower) is a showy rhizomatous perennial with sessile or short-stalked leaves, 6 in. long (15 cm), and a profusion of yellow flowers, 2 in. across (5 cm), each adorn with up to 8-15 yellow rays and a darker yellow center disk. Blooming from early summer to fall, they are borne atop tall, smooth stems and are attractive to bees, butterflies and other pollinators. Birds and small mammals love to eat the seeds directly from the seed heads. Perfect for adding summer and fall color in partly shaded borders and naturalized areas.

  • Typically grows up to 2-6 ft. tall (60-180 cm) and 1-3 ft. wide (30-90 cm). Will spread vigorously by creeping rhizomes to form colonies.
  • Performs best in part shade in average, dry to medium, well-drained soils. However, this plant is not too fussy about soils and tolerates a wide range of conditions. Drought tolerant.
  • Low maintenance, this is an excellent choice for partially shaded borders, cottage gardens, bird or butterfly gardens, wildflower gardens, prairies and meadowsCut flowers last well in bouquets.
  • No serious pest or disease issues. Deer resistant.
  • Divide every 3-4 years to control spread and maintain vigor.
  • Native to the eastern United States, Canada.

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 8
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Helianthus - Sunflowers
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 2' – 6' (60cm – 180cm)
Spread 1' – 3' (30cm – 90cm)
Spacing 24" – 36" (60cm – 90cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Native Plants United States, Midwest, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Wisconsin, Northeast, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Southeast, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Southwest, Oklahoma
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 8
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Helianthus - Sunflowers
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 2' – 6' (60cm – 180cm)
Spread 1' – 3' (30cm – 90cm)
Spacing 24" – 36" (60cm – 90cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Native Plants United States, Midwest, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Wisconsin, Northeast, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Southeast, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Southwest, Oklahoma
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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