Helianthus giganteus
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Hardiness Zone: 3-8 Height: 3-9 feet; 0.9-2.7 metres Spread: 3-6 feet; 0.9-1.8 metres Sun: Full sun Water: Wet to moist Wildlife: The flowers of Tall Sunflower attract many insects including bees, flies, and butterflies. Caterpillars, leaf beetles and leaf hoppers will feed on the foliage of this plant. Mourning Doves, American Goldfinches, Black-Capped Chickadees as well as various sparrows and other birds feed on the seeds. Beavers sometimes use the stacks to build their dams and the plant also provides cover for various wildlife. Bloom Colour: Yellow Culture: Prefers wet to moist, sandy soil. Noteworthy Characteristics: The stems of this tall perennial are reddish purple and hairy with hairy, medium green leaves that are lanceolate/elliptic shaped. The flowerheads this plant produces consist of 10-20 yellow ray florets surrounding yellow disk florets.