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Schweinitz's Sunflower


Schweinitz's Sunflower is an endangered native species to the SE United States and it's in the aster family. This plant is one of the rarest species of sunflower in the United States. Schweinitz's sunflower blooms late, from August to frost. It thrives in full sun and well-drained soil, but will also tolerate sandy and clay soils, making it ideal for naturalized environments (this plant spreads by tuberous roots and grow out of control). Though not suitable for most landscapes, this rare sunflower is an ideal choice for conservation efforts. The composite flowers are 2-3 inches in diameter. Great pollinator!

Zones 7 - 9. Full sun, moist well drained soil. 

Generally 3’ - 6’ tall, but has been known to grow as large as 16’. 

Unknown. Do not ingest.


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