Beach Sunflower

Helianthus debilis

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The Beach Sunflower (Helianthus debilis).  Sunlight traveled 149,000,000 kilometers and crystallized into this flower! It now follows the path of the Sun through the sky each day, dreaming of home. 
This plant grows very well in nutrient-poor sand and is an important beach dune stabilizer!

Planning

Difficulty

Moderate

Flowering time

Spring

Special features

Origin

America, North, America

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil moisture

Dry

Soil type

Sand

Soil PH preference

Acid, Alkaline

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Personality

Family

Asteraceae