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Swamp Sunflower Helianthus angustifolius 20 Seeds

Swamp Sunflower Helianthus angustifolius 20 Seeds

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Helianthus angustifolius, commonly known as swamp sunflower, is a species of sunflower native to the southeastern United States. It is a perennial plant that typically grows in wetlands, along the edges of ponds, marshes, and in other moist or swampy areas. Here are some key characteristics of the swamp sunflower:

Appearance: Swamp sunflowers are known for their bright and showy yellow flowers. The flowers have a typical sunflower appearance with a central disk surrounded by ray-like petals. The leaves are long and narrow, hence the species name "angustifolius," which means narrow-leaved.

Size: These plants can reach heights of 3 to 7 feet (approximately 1 to 2 meters).

Habitat: As the name suggests, swamp sunflowers thrive in wet or swampy areas, often found in the wild in low-lying, waterlogged regions.

Blooming Season: Swamp sunflowers typically bloom in late summer or early autumn, providing a burst of yellow color to wetland areas.

Wildlife Attraction: The flowers of swamp sunflowers are a source of nectar for pollinators like bees and butterflies. Additionally, the seeds are a food source for birds.

Cultivation: Helianthus angustifolius is sometimes cultivated as an ornamental plant in gardens, especially in areas with moist or waterlogged soil. They can provide an attractive and late-season source of color.

 

Growing Instructions

 

  1. Prepare a mixture of half potting soil and half sand, perlite or vermiculite. Water the mixture so that it is moist but not wet.
  2. Put the seeds on the soil.
  3. Cover the seeds with a thin layer of soil.
  4. Water the seeds.
  5. Place the pots in an area with warm temperatures in full sun or part shade.
  6. When the seedlings are a few inches tall, they can be transplanted.

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