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Swamp sunflower

Swamp sunflower

Swamp sunflower

Swamp sunflower is a native species with two distinctive types of leaves: one large, one smaller. Some other native plants that grow with it are cattails and water lilies.Swamp sunflower is a native perennial member of the aster family and can be found from NY to FL to TX. It is a large perennial that can grow up to 8 feet tall with showy yellow daisy-like flowers from mid to late summer into fall. Prune plants back in June to encourage branching. It prefers moist to occasionally wet acidic sandy to clay loams in full sun. It can be grown on drier soils if adequate moisture is provided. It will tolerate part shade but flowers better in full sun. This plant is a favorite of pollinators and songbirds. There are shorter cultivars available if desired.Use this plant in the back border of a native/pollinator garden, naturalized area, or along streams and ponds. Give it room to grow and spread and you will have a profusion of late-season flowers when little else is blooming.

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#drought tolerant#fall flowers#wildlife plant#yellow flowers#salt tolerant#low maintenance#fall interest#specialized bees#food source wildlife#fire medium flammability#NC native#herb garden culinary#rhizomes#native wildflower#larval host plant#food source fall#food source nectar#food source pollen#Coastal FACW#Piedmont Mountains FACW#food source hard mast fruit#butterfly friendly#nectar plant mid-summer#nectar plant late summer#nectar plant early fall#nectar plant mid-fall#pollinator garden#bee friendly#non-toxic for horses#non-toxic for dogs#non-toxic for cats#Audubon#silvery checkerspot butterfly#stormwater demo garden orange co#NC Wildflower of the Year#coastal plant (Source:plants.ces.ncsu.edu)

 

 

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