Robust, flowering shrub-reminding perennial with light lemon yellow flowers (2" across). Trouble free plant, pollinaotr and bird friendly - late source of food.
Awarded by Award of Garden Merit by RHS.
Full sun is the best, adaptable to many soil types with average (medium) to medium-moist or slightly moist soils. Clay tolerant.
Usually doesn't require fertilizing, because this may cause too fast growth and flopping.
Grows to bigger, airy, shrub-looking plants, with time, clumps are getting stronger and wider, but 'Lemon Queen' doesn't sucker and stays in tighter clump. Give this plant some room.
Flower is late summer to early fall, flowers attracts pollinators and butterflies, and small birds, including hummingbirds.
'Lemon Queen' is selection of natural hybrid of two native perennial sunflowers (Helianthus pauciflorus var. subrhomboideus x Helianthus tuberosus).
Suitable for zones 4 to 9.
Deer and rabbit resistant, black walnut tolerant.
Best in medium to bigger flower beds, for pollinator gardens, prairie gardens, cottage gardens, for private and public spaces as a background or soliter plant. Goes perfect;y with many common perennials for sun - taller Aster, Iris, Helenium, Nepeta, Paeonia, Phlox (tall phlox and hybrids), Physostegia, Rudbeckia, Sanguisorba, Veronicastrum, and medium to taller grasses.
Good cut flower.
Pot size : square 3.5" x 5" deep pot
Picture copyright : US Perennials nursery