Autumn Gold Willowleaf Sunflower

Helianthus salicifolius 'Autumn Gold' PPAF

A colorful, easy-to-grow, waterwise addition to the perennial garden. Narrow, dark green leaves give this plant a shrub-like appearance during spring and summer. Golden yellow flowers appear in late summer to early fall, covering the mounded foliage until hard frost. Perfect for warm, sunny borders or patio containers.
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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.


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Botanical Pronunciationhee-lee-AN-thus
Average Size at MaturityFast growing; reaches 24 to 26 in. tall, 24 in. wide.
Bloom TimeLate Summer to Fall
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth HabitRounded
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Mass Planting, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Special FeatureEasy Care, Naturalizes Well, Waterwise
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsVerbena (Verbena); Tickseed (Coreopsis); Aster (Aster); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Sneezeweed (Helenium)

Tough and adaptable; grows easily in average, well-drained soils. Water regularly in first growing season to establish root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates mild periodic drought. Spreads by underground rhizomes. Protect young plants from harsh winter conditions until well-established.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-10

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