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Helianthus microcephalus (Small Woodland Sunflower)

Type: Species | Edit History      Plant ID - 36654



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Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Helianthus
Species: Helianthus microcephalus
 
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Plant Types edit
  • Native
  • Perennial
  • Wildflower
Zones / Hardiness edit
  • 4a (to -25 F / -32 C)
  • 4b (to -20 F / -29 C)
  • 5a (to -15 F / -26 C)
  • 5b (to -10 F / -23 C)
  • 6a (to -5 F / -21 C)
  • 6b (to 0 F / -18 C)
  • 7a (to 5 F / -15 C)
  • 7b (to 10 F / -12 C)
  • 8a (to 15 F / -9 C)
  • 8b (to 20 F / -7 C)
Height (Maximum) edit
  • 5 to 10 feet (1 1/2 to 3 m)
Spread (Maximum) edit
  • 2 to 5 feet (60 cm to 1 1/2 m)
Flowering Start edit
  • August
Flowering End edit
  • September
Leaf Colour edit
  • Green - Dark
Leaf Shape edit
  • Cuneate
  • Unifoliate
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Suitable For edit
  • Border/Bed
  • Butterfly Garden
  • Coastal Garden
  • Cottage Garden
  • Flower Arranging/Drying
  • Low Maintenance Garden
  • Wildflower Garden
Sun Exposure edit
  • Full Sun
  • Partial Shade
Soil Types edit
  • Well-drained
  • Moist
  • Poor
Soil pH edit
  • 6.0 - 6.4 (Slightly acidic)
  • 6.5 - 6.9 (Very slightly acidic)
  • 7.0 (Neutral)
  • 7.1 - 7.5 (Very slightly alkaline)
  • 7.6 - 8.0 (Slightly alkaline)
Bloom Colour edit
  • Yellow/Gold
Wildlife Value edit
  • Bees
  • Bird - food (fruit/berries/insects/seeds)
  • Butterflies (nectar source)
Propagation Techniques edit
  • Seed
  • Division
  • Stem Cutting
Skill Level edit
  • Beginner
Additional Short Notes add
  • tolerates clay soil edit | delete
  • Native to woods and clearings/meadows from New Jersey to Florida (USA) edit | delete
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Contributors For This Plant
Jewell (5460)
Frank (2676)
  moore (394)


Gardens Containing This Plant
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Kay's Garden


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Jewell (5460) wrote on Aug 01 2009
A perennial sunflower with multiple stems producing a five to six foot plant. This rustic plant provides prolific smaller late summer sunflowers 3-4 inches in diameter and is a winter food source for birds. Flowers are on the top 3/4 to 2/3 of the plant and as cut flowers they are long lasting.

Divided this perennial this spring and am finding it could be invasive. Clumps have grown 4x their original size.


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Photo of Helianthus microcephalus (Small Woodland Sunflower)
Helianthus microcephalus (Small Woodland Sunflower)
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