Helianthus 'Low Down' Sunflower



Helianthus salicifolius 'Low Down' Sunflower is a compact plant with black centered golden yellow blooms over dark green, leathery foliage. A perennial sunflower, Helianthus 'Low Down' is an excellent dwarf form. 'Low Down' is floriferous and long blooming and makes a nice cut flower.

Low Down is a cultivar of Helianthus salicifolius which is native to parts of the central portion of the U.S. and scattered states eastward.

Helianthus 'Low Down' prefers sun and moist to average, well-drained soil. It tolerates poor soil and dry conditions.


  • Common Names: Sunflower
  • Zones: 6-9
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun to Light Shade
  • Soil Preference: Prefers moist, well-drained soil
  • Height at Maturity: 18-20
  • Width at Maturity: 18-24
  • Bloom Color: Yellow
  • Bloom Time: Early to midfall
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Patent #: 13197

Special Features

  • Attracts: Butterflies. Pollinators.
  • Tolerates: Deer. Coastal Conditions. Drought.
  • Other Features: Cut Flower.

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Shipping Info


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