Woodland Sunflower is especially suitable for dry, open woodland or savanna. It resembles a number of other species of sunflower, and some of these species hybridize naturally, making identification difficult. The plants are rhizomatous and spread vigorously, and therefore may not be suitable for small planting areas. Features 2″ wide sunflowers with bright yellow rays and slightly darker yellow center disks atop rigid stems typically growing 2-6′ tall. Smooth stems and sessile or short-stalked leaves (to 6″) are the distinguishing characteristics of this species. Blooms from mid summer to fall.

Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soil in part shade. Tolerant of wide range of soil conditions and is drought tolerant. Spreads over time by creeping rhizomes to form colonies. Divide every 3-4 years to control spread and maintain vigor.