Ashy Sunflower

Helianthus mollis (Ashy Sunflower)

Helianthus mollis(Herbaceous Perennial)

Ashy Sunflower is a robust native sunflower that naturalizes easily, by seed and rhizomes. Similar in appearance to Common Sunflower, Ashy has an abundance of butter-yellow flowers on soft, hairy stems. Ashy Sunflower is a favorite with many kinds of birds.


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Abundant yellow flowers
Great for naturalizing
Add to prairie seed mixes for wildlife

Height

48-72 Inches

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Spread

18-24 Inches

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Interesting Notes

This colony forming plant provides an excellent ground cover and is very effective for erosion control. Excellent seed source for finches. Use in native plant gardens, naturalized areas, prairies and meadows.


USDA Hardiness Zone 4 - 8

Great Companions

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Rattlesnake Master Rattlesnake Master (Eryngium yuccifolium )
Tall Gayfeather Tall Gayfeather (Liatris pycnostachya )
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