Helianthus 'Lemon Queen'

Perennial Sunflower

Deciduous Perennial

"This perennial sunflower bursts forth in late summer with copious daisy-like flowers of a soft lemon yellow color that are attractive to bees and butterflies. 'Lemon Queen' is a robust clumping plant that works well at the back of a perennial border as it grow to six to eight feet tall plus the flowers also do well for indoor arrangements. Plant this sunflower in full sun and average soil, although it will tolerate clay or sandy soils as long as they are well-drained. Depending on the soil type provide water regularly or occasionally during the dry season. The foliage can be cut to the ground after it goes dormant in autumn." —Great Plant Picks

Growing Conditions

Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Exposure: Full Sun, Afternoon Sun

Water Needs: Drought-tolerant, Average, Regular / Even


Size: 48 - 96 tall x 36 - 48 wide
Shape / Form: Upright
Foliage Texture: Medium
Foliage Quality: Medium

Features: Attracts Bees, Attracts Butterflies, Drought-tolerant / Water wise, Flowers, Long Blooming

Foliage Color: Green

Flower Color: Yellow, Yellow / Gold
Bloom Season: Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Summer, Fall
Flower Shape: Daisy / Composite

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Beds and Borders, Cutting Garden, Hell Strip, Mixed Border
Special Situations: Deer Resistant, Pest / Disease Resistance, Slug / Snail Resistant
Wildlife: Bees, Beneficial Insects, Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Pollinators, Slug / Snail Resistant

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Summer, Fall
Collections: Great Plant Pick

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: medium

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