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Autumn Gold Willowleaf Sunflower

Helianthus salicifolius 'Autumn Gold' Plant Patent Applied For

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 when top 2 inches of soil is dry.


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Botanical Pronunciationhee-lee-AN-thus
Average Size at MaturityFast growing; reaches 2 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeLate Summer to Fall
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container
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, Waterwise
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
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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