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Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Type: Species | Edit History      Plant ID - 36616



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Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Helianthus
Species: Helianthus annuus
 
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Plant Types edit
  • Annual
  • Ornamental
  • Wildflower
Zones / Hardiness edit
  • 1 (Below -50 F / Below -45 C)
  • 2a (to -45 F / -43 C)
  • 2b (to -40 F / -40 C)
  • 3a (to -35 F / -37 C)
  • 3b (to -30 F / -34 C)
  • 4a (to -25 F / -32 C)
  • 4b (to -20 F / -29 C)
  • 5a (to -15 F / -26 C)
  • 5b (to -10 F / -23 C)
  • 6a (to -5 F / -21 C)
  • 6b (to 0 F / -18 C)
  • 7a (to 5 F / -15 C)
  • 7b (to 10 F / -12 C)
  • 8a (to 15 F / -9 C)
  • 8b (to 20 F / -7 C)
  • 9a (to 25 F / -4 C)
  • 9b (to 30 F / -1 C)
  • 10a (to 35 F / 2 C)
  • 10b (to 40 F / 4 C)
  • 11 (Above 40 F / Above 4 C)
Height (Maximum) edit
  • 10 to 20 feet (3 to 6 m)
Spread (Maximum) edit
  • 1 1/2 to 2 feet (45 to 60 cm)
Flowering Start edit
  • April
Flowering End edit
  • November
Leaf Colour edit
  • Green - Dark
Leaf Shape edit
  • Ovate
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Suitable For edit
  • Wildlife Garden
Sun Exposure edit
  • Full Sun
Soil Types edit
  • Well-drained
  • Moist
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Bloom Colour edit
  • Red
  • Orange
  • Bronze
  • Yellow/Gold
Wildlife Value edit
  • Bees
  • Bird - food (fruit/berries/insects/seeds)
  • Butterflies (nectar source)
Propagation Techniques edit
  • Seed
Skill Level edit
  • Beginner
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  Helenium autumnale (common sneezeweed)
  Helianthus annuus 'Lemon Queen' (Lemon Queen Sunflower)


Contributors For This Plant
toni (36069)
Netty (13526)
Christer Johansson (230)
bubbleoffplumb (635)
cherylad (2487)
cloudfairy (39)


Gardens Containing This Plant
 Yankee In NC's Garden
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 elle's Garden
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cloudfairy's Garden
Netty's Garden
 lukeypukey's Garden


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Other names for this plant:
Helianthus aridus
Helianthus lenticularis



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