50 Natives: Illinois (again) Helianthus grosseserratus – Sawtooth Sunflower

Ahem… I am redeeming myself from last week’s inaccurate native…. I promise you Helianthus grosserratus is an Illinois native…

1. Sawtooth sunflower (Helianthus grosseserratus), 2. Helianthus grosseserratus SAWTOOTH SUNFLOWER, 3. Saw-tooth Sunflower, 4. Saw-tooth Sunflower

These beauties are not for the small garden.  They can reach heights of 8′ and can be aggressive but are perfect planted in large swathes in a country garden.  Provide them with the full sun, moist fertile loamy soil, and you will easily have quite a garden focal point.

Next up this afternoon…the Garden Designers Round Table Color Post…

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Hi, I'm Rochelle and for 18 years I have worked as a landscape designer, author/writer, and design teacher. I've designed residential and hospitality (for hotels, restaurants, and spas) gardens across the USA and in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. After many years of teaching garden design topics in person, I launched the PITH + VIGOR Boot Camp series in early 2018. Through my blog, social media, and online courses (Garden Design Bootcamp and Planting Design Boot Camp) I aim to help homeowners learn how to confidently design and create home gardens that reflect their own personal and unique style.
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