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Autumn Gold Willowleaf Sunflower

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  • Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 24 - 26 Inches
  • Mature Spread 24 - 26 Inches
  • Growing Zones 5 - 8

Brighten up a fall landscape with an impressive floral display with the Autumn Gold Willowleaf Sunflower. Golden yellow flowers have long petals that come to a gentle point and surround dark centers. These beauties will bloom from last summer through fall. The Helianthus salicifolius has narrow foliage in a dark green hue that provides a stunning contrast against the flowers.

This tall plant will reach about 24 inches tall, so feature it near the back of a bed or mass planting or create a flowering border. The shrub-like appearance provides consistent greenery before the flowers engulf this plant during the fall. Trim the flowers to display in a vase. Pollinators are attracted to the lovely blooms. Autumn Gold Willowleaf Sunflower are gorgeous blooming perennials in USDA zones 5 through 8.

Autumn Gold Willowleaf Sunflower Care

Water weekly or when the top few inches of soil dry out. Water plants in containers more often. This plant needs full sun and prefers rich, moist soil with good drainage. A springtime application of balanced fertilizer will support healthy growth.

This beauty will bloom right up until the first frost, so wait until after the growth dies back to remove the dead growth.

Autumn Gold Willowleaf Sunflower Spacing

The Autumn Gold Willowleaf Sunflower has a mounded, upright growth habit and will reach 24 to 26 inches tall and 20 to 24 inches wide. Plant these sunflowers 20 to 24 inches apart for a bold display of color.

Autumn Gold Willowleaf Sunflower Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 8
Plant Type: Perennials
Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 24 - 26 Inches
Mature Spread: 20 - 24 Inches
Spacing: 20 - 24 Inches
Habit: Mounded
Flower Color(s): Yellow
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer
Tolerates: Drought
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting, Wildlife Gardens
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Low Maintenance
Common Name: Autumn Gold Willowleaf Sunflower
Other Name(s):

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

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Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.

1 Review - Autumn Gold Willowleaf Sunflower Show Reviews

  • 5
    I'm happy with my purchase

    Posted by Jill Dawson on May 2nd 2022

    I received my plants today, and am so happy with them. I ordered six, and was pleasantly surprised when I opened the box to find healthy plants! They all look beautiful, and the packing was great. I'm very pleased.