|Helianthus annuus |
Item #: 1028
Height: 2 - 8'
5 lb. per acre
1 oz. per 550 sq. ft.
1 pkt. - $3.00
1 oz - $5.00
1/4 lb - $8.00
1 lb - $17.00
|for more info see Related Books|
Wildflowers of Texas
Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country
Wildflowers of the Western Plains
Texas Wildflowers: A Field Guide
Wildflowers of Houston & Southeast Texas
The Common Sunflower is one of those natives that we all take for
granted. Wesee them here, there and everywhere, but almost always
at a distance. We haveforgotten how attractive those big yellow
blooms are, when seen up close.Sunflowers are a "nostalgic" flower
that make us think of farms and countrygardens of the past. They
turn up on everything from clothing to pot holdersin the kitchen.
They've never been out of fashion to the wild things, either.
CommonSunflowers are a terrific habitat plant! They attract a
variety of bees andbutterflies, and are a larval food of choice for
the Gorgone Crescentspot,Painted Lady, Silvery Crescentspot, and
Bordered Patch butterflies. CommonSunflowers are also a major food
source for seed-eating birds in the fall. Totop it all off, they
are hardy enough to withstand drought conditions, and if you allow
them to re-seed, they will be there to feed wildlifeand provide
beauty every year.