Nuttall’s Sunflower

Late-season flowers smell exactly like chocolate and are well worth the wait.

NUTTALL’S SUNFLOWER (Helianthus nuttallii)

The best thing about this plant is that the flowers smell like chocolate! Not kind of like chocolate, but exactly like chocolate. They bloom late-season (mid-August to fall) but are worth every minute of anticipation. True to the nature of sunflowers, the flowers turn to face the sun as it arcs across the sky. Plants can reach up to 7 feet, but are usually closer to 5 feet tall.

Flower Colour: yellow
Sun Exposure: full sun
Bloom Period: August – September
Height: 4 – 6 ft
Soil: moist – wet