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Ashy Sunflower, Downy Sunflower
Full to part sun, medium to moderately dry moisture level, tolerates a wide range of soils but prefers poor soil. 3-5 feet height, blooms summer to fall, yellow flowers, spreads aggressively by rhizomes that can quickly colonize an area.
Germination Code: C(30)
Native Region: Middle and West Tennessee
Easy to grow from seed. Roots of this plant exude allelopathic chemicals that interfere with the growth of any surrounding plants. Attracts birds, bees and butterflies.