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PlantFiles: Sunflower
Helianthus annuus 'Vanilla Ice'

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

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6 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Annuals

Height:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:
Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season
This plant is resistant to deer

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:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Dea On Jul 11, 2004, Dea from Frederick, MD (Zone 6a) wrote:

Provide non-stop blooms from late June thru August here.

We do have to re-seed as the birds pick them clean by fall.

Regional...

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

Union Grove, Alabama
Queen Creek, Arizona
Frederick, Maryland
Somerville, Massachusetts
Morristown, New Jersey
Youngsville, North Carolina
Brazoria, Texas



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