Plant family: Asteraceae - Sunflower
Plant type: N/A
Plant origin: N/A, California
Helianthus gracilentus is a perennial herb that is native to California and is found only slightly beyond California borders. It is a species of sunflower known by the common name slender sunflower.
Slender sunflower grows 2'- 6' tall and to 3'-6' wide. Even with no summer water (after it’s established), its foliage remains a fresh green thru the Fall. It will bear hundreds of cheery, 2”, bright yellow, chocolate scented daisies May to October. Semi-deciduous along the coast. Frost hardy, it returns each Spring after freezing. Excellent habitat plant & much loved nectar source for butterflies. Drought tolerant and deer resistant.
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