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Sunflower

Helianthus spp.

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Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H4

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Sunflower Overview

Helianthus is a genus of around 70 species of sturdy annual or perennial plants from the Asteraceae family. They are commonly known by the name Sunflower, these plants originate from North and South America, producing with simple leaves and daisy-like composite flower heads. The genus includes varieties grown as food crops for humans and domesticated animals and birds and popular garden annuals, such as H. annuus, the common sunflower, grown for its large, showy heads of florets that resemble the sun’s face, atop tall, sturdy stems.

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How to propagate Sunflower

Division

Seed or division in autumn or spring.

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Other uses of Sunflower

Grown for their large, daisy-like usually yellow flower heads.

Planting For Butterflies - Host/Food Plants

Include these plants in your garden for butterflies to hatch out caterpillars on.

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Garden Annuals

Annuals are mostly, self seeders and flower every year giving you lots of bang for your buck.

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