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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;

  • Xerochrysum bracteata - Everlasting Daisy
  • Holmskioldia sanguinea 'Mandarin Sunrise' - Chinese Hat Plant
  • Hypericum patulum var. henryi - St John's Wort

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.

Golden Thryallis
Photo: Macbird Floraprint
Alternative Plant Golden Thryallis
Galphimia glauca
Trees and Shrubs

Evergreen shrub with twiggy habit can reach 2m but is best kept pruned to form a neat 1m shrub. It has reddish stems and oblong green foliage. It is covered in clusters of yellow flowers in spring through until autumn. This is an 'old favourite' but a solid garden performer.

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.

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