Some of my plants have reached 15' this year! Others are 8' to 10' tall. Only problem is when it rains alot they tend to fall over.
I took these pictures out a second story window.
Close up of the blooms.
This was my first year for this lovely plant. It was very tiny in April and, even with cutting it back twice, it is a giant by October. I hope that it survives the winter and comes back.
I did not have moist soil for it, in fact it is in pure amended Georgia red clay.
It is very pleasing to see as I drive up my driveway after work. It is like a bright cheery face to greet me.
Mary from Gainesville, GA
This is the first year we've grown this. It's about 6' tall.
Roadside bloom, Sarasota County, Florida
Roadside plant, Sarasota County, Florida, 2004
A favorite native that lights up my garden every fall.
Helianthus Augustifolius, Swamp Sunflower. Full bloom in north-central Arkansas October 15, 2009
Swamp sunflower blooming October 15, 2009. It will keep blooming until frost.
Swamp sunflower just before full bloom.
Swamp sunflower opening in front of rough-stemmed aster and euyonomous
Still blooming in NY on Nov 9 after 31 degree nights. Love this flower!
My plant, given to me last year (as just a single twiggy stem) by Crosby Arboretum. 10/21/12, Vacherie, LA.
Swamp sunflower in spring. Blooms end of Oct/Nov.