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Helianthus

Helianthus (Swamp Sunflower)

Helianthus species are native from drought-prone prairies to boggy swamps and are renowned for their durability and adaptability. They are low maintenance plants which makes them perfect for rain gardens.


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Helianthus are widespread natives to North and South America (including North Carolina) that are primarily summer and fall-flowering perennials (or annuals). Almost without exception, helianthus blooms are yellow-flowered daisies, hence designers often refer to them as ADYCs (another damn yellow composite).

Helianthus species are native from drought-prone prairies to boggy swamps and are renowned for their durability and adaptability. They are tough, low maintenance plants which makes them perfect for rain gardens. The perennial helianthus range from tall, back of the border plants to short front border specimens that really light up the fall garden. Helianthus flowers positively glow when the setting autumn sun shines through them...plus they attract butterflies. Try perennial Helianthus with purple muhly grass and you'll create a Kodak moment. When you're ready to buy a helianthus for your perennial garden, check out our online list of helianthus for sale.