Helianthus spp.


Asteraceae (Compositae)

Synonyms:  Helianthus atrorubens, Helianthus floridanus, Helianthus divaricatus Helianthus resinosus, Helianthus heterophyllus, Helianthus microcephalus, Helianthus strumosus, Helianthus hirsutus, Helianthus occidentalis

wildlife plant  


Use this link to get more info about this plant from the USF Institute for Systematic Botany

Plant Specifics

Form: flower
Life Span: short-lived perennial
Flower Color: flower color      yellow
Fruit Color: fruit color      white
Phenology: winter dormant
Noted for: Showy flowers


Recommended Uses: Wildflower garden. Most species bloom best if in light shade or sun, though it does depend on species.
Propagation: Depending on species, division and/or seed. Seeds are available through the Florida Wildflowers Growers Cooperative for H. angustifolius, H. debilis and H. radula
Availability: Seed
Light: light requirement   light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand
Soil pH Range: Acidic to neutral


wildlife plant  
Bees and butterflies are attracted to sunflowers and bird love the seeds.
Native Habitats: Flatwoods, woodlands, ruderal areas.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:

Other Comments:

For best results, use species naturally found in your area