Helianthus strumosus Pale-leaved Sunflower
Ohio Native Plant Natural Range
Cultivation Information Pale-leaved Sunflower
Wildlife Significance Pale-leaved Sunflower
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,
Propagation Notes Pale-leaved Sunflower
We have had a great deal of success propagating these native, Ohio, perennial, sunflowers simply by allowing them to self-seed in the fall. Look for young seedlings in the spring. Pale-leaved Sunflowers spread by rhizomes. If you discover them in an area of the garden where they are not welcome, keep in mind they are easy to remove. On the other hand, customers have told me this plant is too aggressive for their taste. My recommendation would be to choose a location in your yard that has filtered shade and is well drained and provides the opportunity for the native sunflowers to "stretch out".