Big yellow sunflowers up to 3" wide with dark yellow centers from July through September, sessile leaves up to 6" long, spreads by seed and rhizomes, adapts to a wide range of soils, enjoys rocky or sandy soil, drought tolerant, excellent nectar and pollen source for native bees & butterflies, attracts butterflies and birds, excellent cut flower. Host plant for several butterflies and moths including Silvery Checkerspot & Gorgone Checkerspot Butterfly (Chlosyne nycteis & C. gorgone), Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui), and the Sunflower Seed Copper (Stiria rugifrons).
Plant Hardiness Zones: 4a-8b
Native Range: NB, s QC and ON, south to LA and the FL panhandle
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