The sunflower family features the classic yellow-rayed flowers we’ve all come to love. This native variety blooms from July-September, enjoying dry soils in full sun to part shade. It can quickly colonize an area via rhizomes when the soil is moister. Bees and butterflies seek the nectar in the fall when the summer blooms from other plants have faded. Sunflowers are easily propagated by division, seed, or cuttings.