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Simsia calva 
Bush Sunflower


Item #: 3143
Category: Wildflowers
Habit: Perennial
Bloom: Apr-Oct
Height: 6 - 24 inches
Planting Rates: 
5 lb. per acre
DPak covers 200 sq. ft.
Pkt covers 20 sq. ft.

Price:  
1 pkt. - $3.00
DPak - $29.00

SOIL TYPE

SUNLIGHT

Soil Moisture

Sand Loam Clay Caliche  Full  Partial Dappled Shade
 x    x    x    x    x                Dry Medium 

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for more info see Related Books
  Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country
  100 Texas Wildflowers

Description

A few of these hardy, drought tolerant perennials can still be found on dry, rocky, caliche and clay hills around Texas and northern Mexico. Short, full, bushy plants seem to thrive when grown in better soils, but need good drainage. Though the rough leaves discourage grazing animals, the flowers attract many pollinators.

The seeds are an excellent source of nutrition for game and songbirds. This fantastic xeriscape plant grows from seed to full bloom in about 60 days. Blooms spring, summer and fall.

Lesser American Goldfinches absolutely love Bush Sunflower! (above)

 

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