Helianthus salicifolius First Light

Willowleaf Sunflower, Sunflower

$14.95 ea. (3+ discount) $14.50 ea.

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Plant Code: HEFL

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Exploding into bloom for late summer color, this beacon of yellow will guide butterflies right to your garden. Hundreds of golden-yellow 3 flowers with brown eyes complement mums, pumpkins and fall leaf colors. Strong, pyramidal-shaped habit is self-supporting and seeds are sterile. The long-blooming daisy-like flowers of Helianthus First Light engulf the blue-green, willow-like foliage. Enjoy fresh cut bouquets, but leave some to dry on plants as the seed heads are a welcome food source for songbirds.


Type: Perennials
Height: Tall 3-4'
Spacing: Plant 2-3' apart
Bloom Time: Late Summer to Mid-Fall
Sun-Shade: Full Sun
Zones: 5-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Sandy, Clay
Flower: Yellow
Patent: PP13,150
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Deer Resistant
  • Rabbit Resistant
  • Seaside/Salt Tolerant

Helianthus General Information

Helianthus add structure to the summer border. Performs right thru August when other perennials rest. Plants are carefree in full sun. Finches flock to the dry seed heads. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

Helianthus Plant Care

Prefers average, neutral to slightly alkaline soil. Well-drained soil is good for overwintering, but give Helianthus a good soaking if August begins to overpower. Can be divided in spring every 3-4 years.