Sawtooth Sunflower

Sawtooth Sunflower

Latin Name: Helianthus grosseserratus

Type: Forb/Flower

Light: Sun

Moisture: Mesic / Wet-Mesic / Wet

Soil: Loam / Clay

Size: 6-12 feet

Color: Yellow

Bloom Time: August / September

Description: This is an incredible prairie plant. If it receives rain in August it can grow to more than 12 feet tall. Usually it tops out between 7-10 feet. It is very useful in creating a very tall border or screen. Plant New England Aster or Brown-Eyed Susan at the base to cover leggy stems. It is not a native of Oakland County, but still beautiful to grow none the less.