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Japanese Sunflower

Japanese Sunflower
Photo: Sheldon Navie
Invasive Plant
Japanese Sunflower
Tithonia diversifolia

A large perennial shrub grows to 4m. The large leaves are oblong and hairy with lobed margins. The large vivid yellow flowers resemble oversized daisies and appear in Summer and Autumn.



  • The seed is dispersed by a range of animals, wind and water.
  • Seed is also carried on clothing, on agricultural equipment and other vehicles.
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Other superior selections include;

  • Holmskioldia sanguinea 'Mandarin Sunrise' - Chinese Hat Plant
  • Hibbertia scandens - Snake Vine

Ask your local retailer for more superior selections


Alternative Plants

Dwarf Golden Penda
Photo: Macbird Floraprint
Alternative Plant Dwarf Golden Penda
Xanthostemon chrysanthus 'Fairhill Gold'
Trees and Shrubs

Compact growing form of the popular Australian native tree growing to 3m in cultivation. It naturally forms a dense screen of dark green glossy foliage and is covered with a profusion of large yellow flower heads in Spring and Autumn. This tree is bird attracting and is effective as either a specimen or screen tree.

Photo: Macbird Floraprint
Alternative Plant Ixoras
Ixora species
Trees and Shrubs

Many new selections of this ever popular garden favourite are now available. There are cultivars with a range of growth habits, from low border shrubs to 0.5m through to taller selections growing 1-2m in height. With a wide range of flower colours, including pink, orange, yellow and even white, there is sure to be one to suit every situation.

St John's Wort
Photo: Norwood
Alternative Plant St John's Wort
Hypericum patulum var. henryi
Trees and Shrubs

Twiggy shrub with dark green oval leaves and absolutely covered in a profusion of 6cm wide bright yellow flowers throughout the warmer months. It can be pruned to form a neat hedge of .75-1.0m but will reach 1.5m if left untrimmed.

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