A prairie sunflower with bright yellow flowers and long, lanky stems. Can be short-lived but will spread by seed, maybe too much, in gardens. Good for prairie seedings and restorations where it can run wild.
Sun: Full Sun, Part Shade
Height: 5 feet
Blooms: June, July, Aug, Sept
Benefits: Pollinators, Birds
Early Sunflower spreads easily by seed and has the potential to choke out smaller natives in gardens. This is a nice trait in restorations but can cause maintenance issues in gardens to try and keep it out of certain areas.