Helianthus occidentalis – Western Sunflower
A delightful Missouri native perennial, Western Sunflower, Helianthus occidentalis, brings bright, orange-yellow 2″ daisies that appear from late summer into fall on almost leafless flower stems. Works well in back of the perennial border, in naturalized areas and in cut flower gardens. Attracts birds and butterflies. Very tolerant of dry soil and drought. Can grow in a wide range of soils but does not grow well in dense clay. Clay soil should be amended with compost. Also known as Naked Stemmed Sunflower.