Beach (or Dune) sunflower is a butterfly-attracting Florida native that’s perfect for hot, dry sites, including coastal areas. Many gardeners like to use it as a colorful and drought-resistant groundcover.
Fun fact: the flower heads always follow the sun throughout the day.
University of Florida Gardening Solutions
One morning about 10 am I walked outside to feel the sun and the air warming up. We’d had about a week of cold weather and the predicted high was 75 degrees F.