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Helianthus debilis -- Beach sunflower, East coast dune sunflower

  • Photo by Shirley Denton
  • Photo by Jeff Norcini
  • Photo by Jeff Norcini
  • Photo by Jeff Norcini
  • Photo by Shirley Denton
Price:
$3.00
Common Name:
Beach sunflower
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Plant Description

Description: Spreads to form a vigorous, shrubby ground cover with many showy, yellow flowers. Attractive to butterflies. Drought tolerant once established in well drained soils. Salt tolerant.

Lifespan: Perennial; occasionally annual or a short-lived perennial

Light exposure: Full sun to high pine shade

Bloom color: Yellow

Bloom season: Mid-spring to fall

Height (in bloom)2 to 3 feet

Habitat: Dry sandy open areas (coastal; disturbed)

Note: Do not use on Florida's west central gulf coast as this species could hybridize with the rare, endemic West coast dune sunflower (Helianthus debilis subsp. vestitus).

Each packet covers 10 square feet.

Read the Florida Wildflower Foundation's profile of Beach sunflower.
View or download the Sunflower page from the Foundation's 20 Easy-to-Grow Wildflowers publication.

 


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