Woodland sunflower

Helianthus divaricatus

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Woodland sunflower (Helianthus divaricatus)
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Genus:  Helianthus
July through September, this sunflower bears golden yellow flowerheads with 8 to 9 ray florets around darker orange-yellow disk florets. Stems are tall and hairy; lance-shaped mid-green leaves are rounded at the base, appearing in opposite pairs.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Found in partly shady places in the eastern U.S.
Care:  Grows best in moist but well-drained, moderately fertile, humus-rich soil, but tolerates a wide range of soils and growing conditions.
Propagation:  Divide in spring or autumn. Root basal cuttings in spring.
Problems:  Common: downy mildew, powdery mildew, canker, rust, and many fungal leaf spots. Also susceptible to damage from caterpillars, cutworms, beetles, and weevils.

Overview

Light
Part Shade to Full Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Characteristics
Attracts Song Birds,
Attracts Butterflies,
Native
Bloom Time
Fall,
Summer
Flower Color
Primrose Yellow
Style
Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Perennials

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