Nodding Onion Gardens

Native Plant Nursery

Columbia Station, Ohio, USA

Helianthus tuberosus  - Jerusalem artichoke

Ohio Native Plant - Natural Range

To view the natural range of Jerusalem artichoke the visit the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service website 

Jerusalem artichoke
North Coast Inland Trail, Clyde, Ohio
Jerusalem artichoke
Jennifer Anderson, hosted by the USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database
Wildlife Significance

Pollen/Nectar - Bees: bumblebees, cuckoo bees , digger bees , leaf-cutting bees, Halictid bees, and Andrenid bees.

Specialist Pollinators (oligoleges only pollinates one plant species) -  Native Sunflowers: digger bee, some Andrenid bees, a dagger bee  and a Halictid bee.

Visited buy other insects -Illinois Wildflower site - Moth List and Insect List

Host Plant - Caterpillars of the Painted Lady, Silvery and Gorgone Checkerspot butterfly, Arge & Ruby Tiger Moth

Food For Wildlife
- Squirrels, seed for:birds, Illinois Wildflower Site Bird List

For detailed information on Jerusalem Artichoke visit the Illinois Wildflower site

Helianthus tuberosus
Clarence A. Rechenthin. Provided by USDA NRCS East Texas PMC (ETPMC).

Cultivation Information

2 to 8 ft
Flower Color
-  Yellow
Blooms - August - October
Soil -
Sun - Full to part sun

Hardy Zone -

Living Fence - The size and speed in-which this native Ohio grows makes it perfect for creating a natural hedge as an added bonus you will be providing cover for wildlife

Family -
Jerusalem artichoke
North Coast Inland Trail, Clyde, Ohio
Propagation Notes

April 5, 2016 - I planted and left the tubers Lilly so gracious gave me undisturbed for two years , my patience payed off! So far we have potted 14 tubers (they look like hard potatoes) that will be available for our spring Frostville Farmer's Market.
Plant Provenance - Lilly Murphy, Lakewood, Ohio, USA 2014 -  Nodding Onion Gardens 2015 - present