Grows to 6’; tolerates wet soils; grow in full sun; blooms September – October. The plants are attractive in garden borders or in large barrel planters provided watering is regular; pinch growing tips twice during the season to create a rounded habit and more flowers. It is a great late-nectar plant for butterflies. Birds are attracted to seeds so leave standing dead flowers into the winter as natural bird feeders. Cut sunflowers are excellent in arrangements.