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.

Check out our blog for more gardening tips!

Shipping Info


All orders placed now will ship in Spring 2024 unless requested otherwise.

If you live in a warm climate and wish to receive your plants during the winter, please send us an email. Please note that we may be unable to fulfill your request if temperatures are too cold for safe transit or if the plants are dormant.

 plants shipped to your door

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - 

We ship via UPS & USPS (the Post Office), and their ship rates are automatically generated through our site. We do not profit on shipping costs. We are working with these providers to get our customers the best rates possible.

All ship times are subject to change if extreme weather conditions are present here at the nursery or at the shipping destination.

Please note: Depending on the time of year, the foliage of the plants may be trimmed to fit into our shipping boxes. This could delay the flowering of the plant, but many perennials actually benefit from being cut back.

We are currently not able to ship to Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and outside of the US.