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First Light Helianthus

A native cultivar bred to just-right height


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  • flowering dateLate summer to fall
  • hardiness zone5-10
  • height36 - 48 inches
  • restricted statesAE AK GU HI PR
  • ship as4" POT
  • sun exposureFull Sun
  • Clay tolerant
  • North American Native
  • Attracts butterflies, bees and birds
A superior selection of Helianthus, or common sunflower, First Light reaches a pleasing height of just three to four feet. Unlike its extremely tall parent, Helianthus First Light puts its blooms at the right height for viewing. A bright play on a native cultivar, First Light is extremely floriferous, producing hundreds of golden yellow flowers in late summer. Thanks to its native roots, this sun-seeking plant is highly drought-tolerant once established, and, if protected over winter, can be hardy to Zone 6. Attracts butterflies and bees, and, if the flower heads are left on, they will provide late-season seed for birds. Drought tolerant in well-drained soils. Helianthus salicifolius 'First Light' PP13150

Product Details

  • botanical nameHelianthus salicifolius 'First Light' PP13150
  • flowering dateLate summer to fall
  • flower colorYellow
  • flower formDaisy like flowers
  • foliage typeNarrow, lance shaped, mid green leaves.
  • formPerennial
  • growth rateMedium
  • hardiness zone5-10
  • height36 - 48 inches
  • planting instructionsTop of plant should be planted at soil level and 12-18" apart
  • pruningCut back stems after flowering as they die down for the winter or leave flowers as seed interest for songbirds
  • restricted statesAE AK GU HI PR
  • shipping seasonFall
  • ship as4" POT
  • soil requirementWell drained
  • spacing18 - 24 inches
  • spread24 - 36 inches
  • sun exposureFull Sun
  • watering requirementAverage water needs. Drought tolerant once established

Shipping Schedule

When will my order ship?

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:

2024 Fall Shipping Schedule
Zone Most Dormant Bareroot & Potted Perennials, and Shrubs
3A-4B 9/2/24 - 10/25/24
5A 9/2/24 - 10/25/24
5B 9/2/24 - 10/25/24
6A & 6B 9/2/24 - 10/25/24
7A 9/23/24 - 11/8/24
7B 9/23/24 - 11/8/24
8A & 8B 9/23/24 - 11/8/24
9A-9B 9/23/24 - 11/8/24
10A-10B 9/23/24 - 11/8/24
Last Order Date Zones 3A - 6B: 10/21/24
Zones 7A - 10B: 11/4/24

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