Thumbnail Filmstrip of Helianthus mollis - Downy Sunflower Images
Spreading by rhizomes, the tough Downy Sunflower forms dense colonies in the poor, dry or stony soils where it naturally occurs.
This rarely seen sunflower has soft, gray-green leaves and produces an abundance of large, buttercup-yellow flowers for many weeks in the late summer.
The strong stems of Helianthus mollis serve as perches for the goldfinches that flock to eat the seeds which are highly prized by many
other birds as well.
Due to its rhizomatic spreading tendency this wildflower is best sown in large, open areas and is not recommended for small gardens.
2' - 4'
Sand to Loam
Approx. 40 seeds per pack - 247 seeds per gram
Attracts Butterflies & Songbirds!
All Wildflower Farm seeds are hardy through growing zone 3, organic and non-GMO.
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