Showy Sunflower Helianthus pauciflorus


Showy sunflower is a beautiful medium sized sunflower well adapted to drier well drained sites. It spreads by seed and rhizomes which makes it best suited for open prairie environments. In a small landscape planting it is likely to get out of control. In an open prairie setting it adds interesting texture to drier sites that tend to be populated with mostly very short plants. Its slender stems and attractive flowers give depth without cluttering the open feeling of  dry prairies. It also goes by the names stiff sunflower, or prairie sunflower.

Life Cycle: Perennial
Size: 5 feet
Sun: Full, Partial
Soil: Medium-Dry, Dry
Bloom Time: July, August, September
Advantages: Bird Favorite: Habitat, Food Source Deer Resistant