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Helianthus annuus 'Valentine'

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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: Valentine

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Category:
Annuals

Height:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:
Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early 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
Flowers are good for cutting
Flowers are good for drying and preserving

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
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive westocast73 On Jun 26, 2006, westocast73 from (Zone 1) wrote:

Medium Multi-Bloom Yellow Sunflower

This is a really pretty sunflower which is excellent for cut flowers and produces a lot of nice yellow with dark center flowers. The first flowers can be up to 10" wide but most closer to 6". Later blooms are all small in the 4" range. The seeds are small and not good for human consumption as they are just too small but the birds love them and will pick them clean in the fall. The plant will range in the 6 foot range with some getting to 8+ feet but most around 5 to 6 feet. This is one of the best multi-bloom yellow sunflowers for cut flowers. I recommend it to anyone who wants a multi-bloom yellow sunflower.

Regional...

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

Prosperity, South Carolina
Manchaca, Texas



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