Showy Sunflower

Helianthus laetiflorus

Aptly named, Showy Sunflower is one of the largest and showiest of the native sunflowers. The high contrast between the bright yellow petals and dark centers give this sunflower a distinctive appearance. Helianthus laetiflorus blooms …

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Availability: In stock
SKU
14250
Seeds 4,600 seeds/oz
1/4 Oz $16.00
1/2 Oz $24.00
Oz $40.00
Lb $600.00
Cultural Details
Soil Type Clay, Gravel, Loam, Sand
Soil Moisture Dry, Medium
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Height 3' - 6'
Bloom Color Yellow
Bloom Time Aug, Sep
Spacing 1'
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Root Type Rhizome
Benefits Birds, Butterflies, Pollinators
Seeds per Oz 4600
Propagation Treatment Moist Stratification
Days to Moist Stratify 30 days
Direct Sowing Time Fall

Aptly named, Showy Sunflower (Helianthus laetiflorus) is one of the largest and showiest of the native sunflowers. The high contrast between the bright yellow petals and dark centers give this sunflower a distinctive appearance. Helianthus laetiflorus blooms late in the summer and the seeds ripen just in time for migrating birds to gorge on them as they make their long journey south. Growing three to six feet tall, it spreads rapidly by rhizomes, so give this plant some room. Plant in patches for best effect.