So nice seeing this sunflower in deep shade
I know it is always hard to quantify "shade" but this location never gets much if any direct sun. There is no doubt it could be considered (deep) shade. (The brightest can be seen in the picture below.).
I think it is known as a "Woodland Sunflower" (Helianthus divaricatus) and is very hardy (zone 3)
It is usually long and leggy but when surrounded with other woodland vegetation one generally only notices the flower. (I notice the leaves are raspy like sandpaper or a cat's tongue)
Mine is growing in dry clay shade.
This post was edited by rouge21 on Fri, Aug 8, 14 at 14:05