Helianthus microcephalus 'Lemon Queen' Sunflower



Helianthus microcephalus 'Lemon Queen' brightens any summer garden with its vivid light yellow flowers rising above the rest. This natural cross between Helianthus pauciflorus var. subrhomboideus and Helianthus tuberosus is irresistible to butterflies and makes an excellent cut flower. Though tall, it maintains a clumping habit and spreads slowly. 

Helianthus microcephalus 'Lemon Queen' needs full sun and average organic matter, but tolerates a wide range of soil conditions and temperature. It has a long bloom season, providing color all summer long. 



  • Common Names: Sunflower
  • Zones: 4 - 9
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun to Light Shade
  • Soil Preference: Tolerates clay soil and drought
  • Height at Maturity: 72 -96
  • Width at Maturity: 48
  • Bloom Color: Yellow
  • Bloom Time: July - September
  • Foliage Color: Green

Special Features

  • Attracts: Butterflies. Pollinators.
  • Tolerates: Clay Soil. Coastal Conditions. Drought.
  • Other Features: Cut Flower. Native to North America.

Care and Growing Tips

Do not over-water or over-fertilize or plant may flop over.

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Shipping Info

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