Florida False Sunflower
Phoebanthus grandiflorus

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Phoebanthus (fee-BAN-thus) (Info)
Species: grandiflorus (gran-dih-FLOR-us) (Info)

Category:

Perennials

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Jacksonville, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Sep 9, 2014, southeastgarden from Jacksonville, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

A local native plant nursery/landscaper came up with a plant of this species for me to try early this year. It grew well in an irrigated, sandy, sunny site and has produced several bright yellow daisies from July to September, so far. The stems are rather floppy this year. From what I read, I expect upright stalks next year. I am impressed enough that I will be looking for more plants next year.

Neutral

On Jun 16, 2004, xyris from Sebring, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

Phoebanthus grandiflorus can also be found in mesic flatwoods, scrubby flatwoods, and dry prairie, as well as sandhills, in most of central Florida.

Positive

On Jun 15, 2004, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

The False Sunflower is endemic to the sandhills of central Florida.