Downy Sunflower

Downy Sunflower

Latin Name: Helianthus mollis

Type: Forb/Flower

Light: Sun

Moisture: Dry

Soil: Sand

Size: 4-6 feet

Color: Yellow

Bloom Time: August / September

Description: A beautiful sunflower with the softest leaves and stems. They are covered in a downy plume-thus its common name. Birds will often be seen perched on top, waiting for the seeds to ripen. Goldfinch love it. It does creep by rhizomes, but slowly.