Helianthus divaricatus / Woodland Sunflower


One of our favorite perennial sunflower species, abundant and showy, with an affinity for dry bluffs, woodland edges, and rocky slopes. A hardy, spreading species for dry meadows and flowerbeds. Prized by seed-eating birds, and of high value for native bees.

Host plant for the Silvery Checkerspot butterfly and Giant Leopard moth.

Read more on our blog about this native wildflower and companion species.

Height: 3’ – 4′        Blooms: July, Aug.

Siting: Average to dry soil, sun to part sun

Deer Resistance: Moderate

Provenance: NJ


Larval Host Plant (butterflies):
Silvery Checkerspot

Larval Host Plant (moths):
Giant Leopard Moth

Additional information


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