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Beach Sunflower

Helianthus debilis


A Florida Native spreading perennial ground cover having variable growth habits but usually grows to a foot tall and more than 3 feet wide. The leaves are medium to dark green, triangular in shape and rough to touch and grow 2-inch blossoms that are sunflower-like.


Beach sunflower does well on calcareous soils and acid soils alike. It has a high tolerance for salt spray and salty soils and is very drought tolerant.


I planted these as ground cover for a sandy area in my yard and they flourish and provide flowers year round! The butterflies love them!

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Melbourne, Florida, USA

Spotted on Dec 9, 2011
Submitted on Apr 2, 2012

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