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Helianthus annuus | Common Sunflower

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Family: Asteraceae

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Sunflowers can grow anywhere from 6'-15' tall on top of thick, sturdy stems. They have large, dark green leaves with bright yellow flowers with tender petals that bloom spring to summer. The flowers need direct sunlight, well draining, fertile, moist soil to encourage the best flowering. Bees, birds and butterflies love sunflower plants.

Anatomy

Plant Type

Perennial

Height Range

6-12'

Width Range

1-3'

Flower Color

Yellow, Multi-Colored

Flower Season

Summer

Leaf Color

Dark Green

Bark Color

n/a

Fruit Color

n/a

Fruit Season

Summer

Culture

Sun

Full

Water

Medium

Growth Rate

Fast

Soil Type

Loam

Soil Condition

Rich, Well-drained, Moist

Soil pH

Neutral

Adverse Factors

Attracts Bees

USDA Zones

5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Sunset Zones

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

Susceptibilities

n/a

Tolerances

n/a

Design

Design Styles

English Cottage

Accenting Features

Showy Flowers

Seasonal Interest

Summer

Location Uses

Background, Patio, Raised Planter, Walls / Fences

Special Uses

Container, Cut Flowers, Hedge, Screen, Mass Planting

Attracts Wildlife

Birds, Butterflies

Information by: Jerry Sortomme Editor

Photography by: Linda Engstrom

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