Helianthus sal. 'First Light'

Willowleaf Sunflower or Swamp Sunflower

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Helianthus salicifolius ‘First Light’

  • Explosion of golden yellow clusters of daisy like flowers for the fall garden blooming September-October
  • Dark green, fuzzy clumps of small, linear, foliage
  • Best in average, moist well drained soils
  • Sterile seeds

Height: 48 in
Spread: 24-36 in

Zone: 5-9
Color: Golden yellow

Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Butterflies


  • Drought Tolerant
  • Long Blooming
  • Mass Planting
  • Native Selection
  • Dried Flower/Foliage

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant


  • Full Sun

Foliage Color:

  • Dark Green


  • Upright

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer
  • Fall

Soil Moisture:

  • Moist, Well-Drained

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