Soil: Mesic (Medium)
Sun: Full Sun – Part Sun
Height: 2-5 feet
Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Season: June – September
Suggested Uses: Early Sunflower is a great choice for home landscaping if given space. This plant reseeds heavily and can become unruly in small gardens. It has very showy yellow golden flowers and is useful for attracting birds and butterflies. Makes very nice showy cut flower!
Native Range: Native to the eastern half of the U.S. Native throughout the state of Minnesota.
Pollinators/Habitat: Bees, butterflies, moths and beneficial wasps, beetles and flies. High-value nectar source for adult Monarch butterflies. Seeds are attractive to songbirds and upland game birds.
Flowers: The 2-3 inch flower heads are made up of 20-30 petal like ray flowers and yellow disk flowers. There is only one flower head per stem. Flowers have yellow centers and yellow “petals.” The ray flowers of this plant produce seed.
Leaves: The lance shaped leaves are 1″-3″ long and coarsely toothed. The leaves almost appear to clasp the stem.
Other Names: Ox-eye Sunflower. False Sunflower.
More information: USDA plant profile