Helianthus angustifolius 'Mellow Yellow' (Asteraceae)
Narrow Leaf Sunflower
Johnny Mayronne, friend and landscape architect in Covington, LA, found this unique color selection of Swamp Sunflower growing along the edge of a roadside ditch between Covington and Folsom, LA. Prolific late-season blooms are a soft pastel yellow. The petals are shorter, making for a slightly smaller bloom than the species. Interplant with other meadow giants (Joe-Pye Weed, tall grasses) for mutual support, or cut back hard once in midsummer for shorter bloom.
Bloom color: pale-yellow
Bloom period: early-fall
Container size: Qt.