Helianthus ‘Lemon Queen’

lemon yellow perennial sunflower

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Outstanding Qualities

This perennial sunflower bursts forth in late summer with copious daisy-like flowers of a soft lemon yellow color that are attractive to bees and butterflies. 'Lemon Queen' is a robust clumping plant that works well at the back of a perennial border as it grow to six to eight feet tall plus the flowers also do well for indoor arrangements.

Quick Facts

Plant Type: upright perennial

Foliage Type: deciduous

Plant Height: 8 ft. 0 in. (2.44 meters)

Plant Width/Spread: 4 ft. 0 in. (1.22 meters)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 4 to 9

Flower Color: yellow

Sun/Light Exposure: full sun

Water Requirements: regular to occasional watering

Seasonal Interest: abundant late summer flowers

Wildlife Associations: bees, butterflies

Resistant to: aphids, slug, snail

Colors & Combos

Great Color Contrasts: blue, burgundy, lavender, pink, purple

Great Color Partners: chartreuse, orange, red, white

Culture Notes
Plant this sunflower in full sun and average soil, although it will tolerate clay or sandy soils as long as they are well-drained. Depending on the soil type provide water regularly or occasionally during the dry season. The foliage can be cut to the ground after it goes dormant in autumn.
Geek Notes
A hybrid of Helianthus pauciflorus var. subrhomboideus x Helianthus tuberosus.