Narrow Leaf Sunflowers of September
Having discovered these showy perennials in a pasture three years ago, I knew they had to be in my garden. Known as Narrow Leaf or “Swamp” Sunflowers, they are the tallest wildflowers I’ve found here in the mountains, with the most flowers. They can grow to eight feet high.
The sunflowers prefer damp well drained soil, which is where they get their name, “Swamp Sunflower”. They frame my home perfectly, and make a welcomed addition every September. By the first frost, they are gone, and I trim them back to ground level, from where they will return in the Spring, but in even larger numbers.