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Helianthus microcephalus   

A woodland native of the Southeast, with small, 1-2", bright yellow flowers blooming on 5-6' stems in Aug.-Sept. Deep green, fine textured foliage. May tolerate some light shade. Attracts bees and butterflies.Makes a great cut flower. 

    Common Name:Small-head Sunflower
    Hardiness Zones:4-8
    Deer Resistant:Yes
Growing Tips: Plant in moist, well drained, acidic soil.

About Helianthus: Similar in appearance to Sunflowers or Black-eyed Susan, Helianthus works well planted alone or en masse. Tall varieties are best planted mid to the back of the garden and dwarf forms are better for the front. These easy-to-grow plants make excellent cut flowers. Attracts butterflies.