Niche Gardens - North Carolina (NC) Native Pants

Helianthus angustifolius


Full Sun
Drought Tolerant
Cut Flowers
Attracts Birds
Attracts Butterflies

Helianthus angustifolius 'Mellow Yellow' (Asteraceae)
(hee-lee-AN-thus an-gus-ti-FO-lee-us)
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
Height: 8-10'
Spread: 3-5'
Zones: 6-9

Container size: Qt.
Price: $12
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