Willow Leaved Sunflower
Willow Leaved Sunflower is native to unglaciated areas of the central southern US, occurring most usually in prairie areas. The plant name comes from the drooping, willow like leaves that cover the plant. The willow leaved sunflower has 2 to 2.5 inch wide yellow standard sunflowers with the brown center disk. Native plants are a wonderful choice for a resilient, natural landscape. These plants are well adapted to the soil type and environmental conditions in the areas where they are found. They allow native insects to find food and shelter which in turn provides a food source for birds and other animals. Erosion control is another good use for native plants. They can be used on hillsides and slopes to provide natural protection from erosion.
Helianthus salicifolius typically grows 8 to 10 feet high with a spread of 1 to 3 feet. Grows best in full sun in a variety of well drained, average moisture soils. Willow leaved sunflower spreads over time to form a dense patch, every few years it can be divided. Grows best in climate zones from 4 to 9. Beautiful colors can be found in native plants for all seasons and for adding great textures to add form to any landscape. Natives make a wonderful addition to your perennial flower garden.
Care & Shipping Notes
Find the native plant that is just right for your area. Be sure to check the zone to make sure that it will do well where you are planting. Make sure that your soil type and moisture level are adequate for the plant you are wanting to grow. Choose an appropriate plant for shade or sun. Very hardy when planted in their native environment. NOT AVAILABLE FOR SALE IN THESE US STATES AND TERRITORIES: AK, HI, GM, PR, VI. Also, WE NO LONGER SHIP TO CALIFORNIA due to Department of Ag restrictions on live plants.