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Sunflower 'Music Box'

Helianthus annuus

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



Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


9-12 in. (22-30 cm)


Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun



Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall



This plant is resistant to deer

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:


Propagation Methods:

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Seed Collecting:

Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds


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

Jacksonville, Florida

Manteno, Illinois

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Lenoir City, Tennessee

Gardeners' Notes:


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

Plants normally 24-30" tall and heads are typically 5".


On Sep 1, 2005, westocast73 from (Zone 1) wrote:

Dwarf Multi-bloom sunflowers in different shades.

These dwarf sunflowers grow from 18 to 24 inches. Mine were closer to 18 inches for the most part. Each plant produced about 4 o5 r flowers for me in different colours and most with a halo effect. These bloomed earlier than other sunflower and were pretty much done by the time the bigger sunflowers started to bloom. The shorter stems on them didnt make them ideal for cutting but with a short vase they did alright. Personally these look great in a planter that can be moved to your fron when they flower and moved to the backyard when they are done.


On Nov 19, 2003, mrsmitty from Jacksonville, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

I plant 2 or three in gallon sized pots and just before they bloom I set the pots into the ground by my front flower garden for a pretty back row of dwarf sunflowers. They only get about 20"-25" and look great for the 2-3 weeks of blooming. I don't cut the flower heads off and save them for seed, but some people I know cut the first flower head off and create a fun 'bush' with many small flowers.