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Sunflower, Perennial


Sunflower, Perennial Plant Features

Take your garden to new heights with perennial sunflower. This easy-care perennial will grow 3 to 6 feet tall and produce masses of bright yellow, daisy-like flowers from mid-summer to fall. Perennial sunflower will thrive in almost any sunny spot and when mature, the flowers will attract masses of colorful songbirds who will feast on the oil-rich seeds. The long, elegant stems of perennial sunflower also make terrific cut flowers for fresh bouquets. Perennial sunflower is also drought resistant and popular with pollinators. Hardy from zones 4-8.

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Sunflower, Perennial Growing Instructions

Plant perennial sunflower in an open area that receives at least 6 to 8 hours of sun a day. Water whenever the soil feels dry to the touch, but once established, perennial sunflower rarely needs supplemental irrigation. To promote continued bloom, clip flowers as they fade. As the summer winds down, allow the flowers to mature so that local songbirds can feast on the seeds. 

Perennial sunflower is not intended for animal or human consumption.

  • Light

    Outside: Sun

  • Colors

    Orange, Yellow

  • Water

    Low water needs

  • Special Features

    Attracts butterflies
    Super-easy to grow

Complement your Sunflower, Perennial with these varieties:
Bee Balm
Bee balm has similar cultural needs as perennial Sunflower and makes a great partner.

Black-Eyed Susan
If you like yellow, consider pairing Black-eyed Susan and perennial Sunflower in the same bed.

Butterfly Bush
Standard Butterfly Bush matches perennial Sunflower in height and flower production. They are made for each other.