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Sunflower
Helianthus annuus 'Taiyo'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Helianthus (hee-lee-AN-thus) (Info)
Species: annuus (AN-yoo-us) (Info)
Cultivar: Taiyo

Category:

Annuals

Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Pollen may cause allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Pale Green

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Lewisburg, Pennsylvania

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Nov 17, 2009, Clary from Lewisburg, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

Tayio is a Japanese heirloom variety of sunflower and the classic milliner's selection of the 1950s. Refined size and proportion makes this a good choice for a small or formal garden.

Neutral

On Mar 5, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

A favorite old Japanese heirloom variety. Plants grow 5-6' tall with large 10-12" heads and short golden-yellow petals. Huge centers are covered with chocolate-colored velvet quite similar to fur. One of our favorites.