Sunflower
Helianthus annuus 'Apricot Twist'

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

Category:

Annuals

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Coral/Apricot

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Flowers are good for cutting

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

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

Gaylesville, Alabama

Thomasville, North Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Jul 5, 2009, WayOutMan from Thomasville, NC wrote:

Out of 13 Burpee Signature seeds only 6 popped up after sowing in the amended area. The packaging states to thin them 12-18 inches apart, but I would suggest at least 24" because I have two growing side-by-side at 20" apart, and they are mammoth in size so-far.

Staying neutral until I see that bloom color...

...pretty sunflower to look out the kitchen and see. Was expecting the bloom to be a different color than yellow (packet had apricot/pink petals with a dark center). Wish all of the ones planted sprouted, but that all in gardening. . I also cut a few and they are doing well my mom said after a week so far...Enjoy the pictures! :)