Niche Gardens - North Carolina (NC) Native Pants

Helianthus atrorubens

 


Full Sun
Drought Tolerant
Native
Cut Flowers
Attracts Birds
Attracts Butterflies

Helianthus atrorubens (Asteraceae)
(hee-lee-AN-thus A-tro-ROO-benz)
Purpledisk Sunflower

This perennial sunflower is native to the southeast, along the coast from LA to VA and inland as far as KY. Tall stalks with strappy dark-green leaves are topped in mid-to-late fall with bright yellow flowers with a dark red eye. Prefers full sun and well drained soils. Found in pastures and old fields, along roadsides and forest edges. Short for a sunflower, with an unusual form -- a basal rosette and airy stems. Attracts birds and insect pollinators. Thanks to Linda Waldrep for donating the seed.

Bloom color: bright yellow
Bloom period: summer
Height: 3-5'
Spread: 2-3'
Zones: 6-8

Container size: Qt.
Price: $10
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