A comprehensive database of Tennessee native plants
Giant Sunflower, Tall Sunflower
Full sun, moderately wet to medium moisture level, sandy soil. 8 feet height, blooms late summer and fall, yellow flowers, spreads aggressively by rhizomes.
Germination Code: C(30)
Native Region: Only in Davidson, Rutherford, Scott and Monroe counties
Large showy plant that can get up to 10 feet in height. Despite its name, flower heads are comparatively small; its name comes from its height. Attracts birds, bees and butterflies.