Helianthus salicifolius 'Autumn Gold', an easy to grow perennial sunflower, brightens up the fall garden with huge masses of brilliant yellow blooms set over dark green leathery foliage. Helianthus 'Autumn Gold' is much shorter than the species. It is great for massing.
Also known as Willowleaf Sunflower, Helianthus salicifolius is native the central U.S. and parts of the east coast. It is attractive to butterflies and makes an excellent cut flower.
Helianthus 'Autumn Gold' prefers a moist, well draining sunny location where it will form a sizable, but not invasive clump. It is quite drought tolerant once established. The seed heads are attractive to birds. Excellent cut flower. Long blooming. Deciduous.