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Western Sunflower

Helianthus occidentalis

In late summer to fall, the bright yellow flowers of Western Sunflower appear on leafless, hairy stems. Western Sunflower seeds are enjoyed by birds. Good species for dry sites and prairie plantings. The abundant seed allows easy naturalizing and makes it a favorite for quail headquarters and food plots.

Bright yellow color for late summer borders
Birds enjoy seeds
Naturalizes well
In stock!
 Item  Height  Size  Price  Qty
12600 4-10in S3-1 RPM $9.95

Gardening Suggestions for Western Sunflower:

Produced using Forrest Keeling's patented RPM Root Production Method ® technology for exceptional growth and survivability.

Key Characteristics:

Dry
Midwest Native
Deer Resistant
Songbirds
Average
Rabbit Resistant
Height:
30-40 Inches
Spread:
12-16 Inches
Hardiness Zone:
4-9

RPM: Scientifically Proven to Grow Faster and Healthier

Forrest Keeling Nursery is the world-renowned originator of the RPM (root production method®) RPM technology. Our patented RPM tree technology yields unsurpassed survivability and plant growth, which makes Forrest Keeling plants the benchmark for wetland restorations and large-scale installations in any application.

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Additional Characteristics & Attributes

Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Attracts Wildlife
Upland Birds and Game
Butterflies
Songbirds
Soil Moisture Preference
Dry
Average
Exposure
Full Sun
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Habit
Perennial
Program
Grow Native!
Plants of Merit
Attributes
Midwest Native
Naturalizing
Cut Flower
Sun-loving
Drought Tolerant
Mass Planting
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Characteristics Key

Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Humming- birds
Songbirds
Butterflies
Dry
Average
Moist, Well-Drained
Wet Soil
Cut Flower
Midwest Native
Dried Flower
Salt Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Climbing
Fragrant
Container
Great Foliage