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Common Woolly Sunflower
Gray to green leaves covered by soft white hairs make this native plant very drought tolerant. Easy to grow. Daisy-like flowers. Attracts hummingbirds.
Min. USDA Hardiness Zone:
Herbaceous Plant, Perennial
Western United States
Western state native:
Stems and leaves are covered with white hairs giving the plant a gray-green appearance
Predominant flower color:
The flower head is 4 to 6.5 cm (1.5 to 2.5 in) wide with golden yellow disk flowers and 8 to 12 yellow ray flowers, each 1.5 to 2 cm (0.6 to 0.8 in) long. Flower bracts are broad and erect.
Fall Color Description:
Winter Interest Description:
Thrives in a variety of habitats but most frequently in dry sandy soils
Used by Wildlife:
Recommendation for deadheading to encourage blooming.
Long Term Care:
For best results, plant in groups and prune the dead branches
OSU Landscape Profile:
LBJ Native Plant Database:
Missouri Botanical Garden Database:
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