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- Mature height: 2 to 5 feet
- Light: Full sun; tolerates partial sun
- Soil: Dry to medium
- Landscape uses: Sunny borders, naturalized areas, butterfly gardens.
- Deer resistant: Yes
- Fun fact: Western Sunflower, although native to the East Coast, gets it name from the fact that North America is west of Europe.
- Photo: Pixabay
Pollinator value: Medium. Special value to native bees. Also attracts songbirds and butterflies.
This long-blooming perennial, also known as “Naked-stem Sunflower,” produces up to a dozen brilliant and cheerful yellow flower heads per stalk, with the heads measuring 1.5 to 2.5 inches across.
It will tolerate drought and is a good plant for holding dry soils in place to prevent erosion. Flowers appear in June and last into November. Over time, it can spread to create large colonies.