Dune Sunflower

Helianthus debilis

(Wildflower)

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Profile for the Dune Sunflower

Type of Plant: Herbaceous wildflower producing showy, bright, yellow, daisy-like flowers.  Spread by self-sown seed or thing, underground stems.  Spread of 2-6’.
Habitat: Coastal dunes.
Distribution: Florida’s east coast.  Zones 8 to 10.
Landscape Use: Mixed wildflower beds, borders along walkways, or sunny butterfly gardens.  Makes an excellent roadside wildflower in Central and Southern Florida.
Wildlife Benefit: Attracts butterflies.
Soil: Well-drained soils are best.
Light: Full sun to light shade.
Water: Best in well-drained situations.
Misc: Salt tolerant.

 

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