Helianthus mollis - Downy Sunflower
Downy Sunflower (Helianthus mollis) is an unbranched herbaceous perennial except for a few flowering stems near the top of the plant. It has fine, soft, "downy" hairs that cover its stems and broadly lanceolate leaves, giving it a greyish-green color. Its yellow composite flowers form singly atop upper stems, and are 2 - 4 inches wide. This very aggressive plant typically forms dense colonies, and its root system releases an allelopathic chemical that prevents other plants from growing around it.
Soil Moisture: Moderate, Dry
Sun Exposure: Full Sun
Height: 2' - 4'
Spread: 2' - 3'
Hardiness Zone: 3 - 9
Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: August, September
Attracts: Butterflies, Birds
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