Nodding Onion Gardens

Native Plant Nursery

Columbia Station, Ohio, USA


 Helianthus strumosus - Pale-leaved Sunflower

Pale Sunflower flower ready to open
Pale Sunflower about to open

 Helianthus strumosus - Pale-leaved Sunflower

Pale Sunflower
Wildlife Significance
Seed - For birds

Nectar Source - Butterflies

Host Plant -
Sunflowers are the host plant for Silvery checkerspot, Gorgone checkerspot, American lady, Painted lady

Nectar - Pollen Source - All Helianthus species attract a wide variety of insects:including bees, wasps, flies,
and pollen eating beetles.

Native Bees that Specialize in Sunflowers - Diadasia, Melissodes, Eucera, Svastra8

Propagation Notes -

These did best by allowing seeds to stratify outside on the ground. Poor results raising them inside

pale sunflower
NOG fall 2015
Cultivation Information
 Helianthus strumosus
Helianthus strumosus
Height - 3ft.
Flower Color - Yellow
Blooms - June - October
Sun - Sun/part sun

Hardy Zone - 3 to 8

Soil - Moist to normal
pH -
Family - Asteraceae

Photo Prairie Moon Nursery
pale sunflower
Pale sunflower
NOG fall 2015
Seed Provenance - Prairie Moon Nursery, Winona, MN - Nodding Onion Gardens 2013- present