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Sunflower
Helianthus annuus 'Sunrise'

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

Category:

Annuals

Height:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Oct 13, 2007, macybee from Deer Park, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

This fast-growing, upright annual can reach a height of 10' or more. Large daisy-like, 12" wide yellow flowerheads with brown centers are borne in summer. They are tall, leggy plants with broad, mid-green leaves. This species produces one of the world's most important oilseeds. It can be a little large for small gardens, but newer varieties have been developed that grow to a more managable size, about 6', including 'Autumn Beauty' with medium-sized flowers usually brownish red, deep red, light yellow or golden yellow; and 'Teddy Bear', a compact grower with double, dark yellow flowers.
Zones 4-11.
Cultivation:
Frost Hardy, they prefer full sun and protection from wind. The soil should be well drained. Fertilize in spring to promote large blooms and water generously in... read more