Mature Size: 2’X 3’
Blooming Season: Spring into summer
Flower Color: Yellow
The rather odd name of this dryland perennial sunflower refers to its sand papery stiff leaves held upright on slender white stems; this eye-catching long-lived sunflower has vanilla-scented showy yellow flowers and large dark brown seed heads with seeds sought after by songbirds. Desert Mule’s Ears prefer lean, unamended soil at planting time and very little water once they are well rooted.