Helianthus salicifolius 'First Light' PP13150
Helianthus 'Fire Light', is a unique selection of the native willowleaf sunflower that is much more compact and floriferous. As traditional willowleaf sunflowers this variety has very narrow dark green leaves and is highly attractive when out of bloom. Grows in a pyramidal shade. A great choice for the mid to back of border, prairie type plantings, mass plantings, and for attracting wildlife. The flowers are frequented by bees and butterflies and the seeds are loved by songbirds.
Mature Plant Size: 3'-4' Tall, 2'-3' Spread
Bloom Time: Late Summer until Fall
Light Exposure: Full Sun
Soil Type/pH: Well-drained/6.0-7.0
Hardiness Zones: 5-9
Containers Size: 3.5" Pot
Fertilizer: Apply compost or an all purpose granular fertilizer around plants in early spring.
Water: Monitor new plants for adequate moisture. Water in deep and allow the top to dry between applications. Once plants are established (after about a year) only supplement water when in drought situations.
Additional care: Trim to 6" in late winter/early spring before growth begins.