Helianthus, Annual Sunflower, Common Sunflower 'Moonwalker'

Helianthus annuus

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

Category:

Annuals

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

Bloom Characteristics:

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

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

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)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

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

Regional

This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Phoenix, Arizona

Chillicothe, Illinois

Leander, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Dec 23, 2010, meisgreen from Phoenix, AZ wrote:

I agree with the previous poster. Mine did very well - bloomed well into winter here in Phoenix. It doesn't make the best cut sunflower, however, as the stems of the flowers are very short and thick. Very pretty shade of yellow.

Positive

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

Tall Multi-Blooming sunflower in shades of light yellow.

This sunflower grows to an average of about 8 to 10 feet in height. Some getting closer to 12 and some more like 6 but in general most are between 8-10 feet tall. The first flower on this sunflower is always the largest at about 1 foot wide. The colour is a bright yellow that fades to a very soft yellow with sun exposure. This flower did ok as a cut sunflower but not the best. It is not a hybrid and should come true from seed. It is one of the better tall ones to grow as a privacy screen. All in all a very pretty sunflower that grows well with strong stems and produces 5 to 8 flowers per plant quite easily.

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