Ashy Sunflower


Yellow-gold sun flowers sit atop stems that are tall and erect. They growing 5-6 feet tall. Approx 100 seeds per packet


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Ashy Sunflower (Helianthus mollis), also known as Downy Sunflower, is a native, warm-season perennial forb named for its distinctive gray-haired leaves and stems.

  • This plant’s yellow-gold flowers sit atop stems that are tall and erect, growing 5-6 feet tall.
  • With its rhizomatous system, it is often used to prevent soil erosion.
  • Pollinators are highly attracted to this wildflower, including bees, bee flies, and butterflies.
  • Its abundant seeds entice a range of game and non-game bird species.

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Ashy Sunflower blooms during mid to late summer (July-Sept) and is native to the central and eastern United States. It does best in full sun conditions with well-drained, medium dry soil. It is adapted to hardiness zones 3-9.

Seed Details

Weight 0.025 lbs
Dimensions 3.5 × 0.1 × 2.25 in

Seed Packet

Bloom Color


Approx Seed Count



Seed germinates after cold-moist stratification.

Sun Exposure

Full, Partial

Moisture Exposure

Dry, Medium Dry, Medium


2-6 Feet

Plant Spacing

2-3 Feet


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