Helianthus, Annual Sunflower, Common Sunflower 'Jade'

Helianthus annuus

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

Category:

Annuals

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Smooth

This plant is resistant to deer

Foliage Color:

Bronze

Blue-Green

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

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

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early 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; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

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

Richmond, California

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Brooklyn, New York

Gardeners' Notes:

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positives
2
neutrals
1
negative
RatingContent
Neutral

On May 15, 2009, bloomheaven from Southern,
United States wrote:

I like the sunflower itself, but it is not one for cutting, too many too close. Also I noticed the color fades the longer it is open. Looking closely I noticed it was more green before it opened and right after it was barely open, it fades a lot to an ivory color. I probably wouldn't grow it again unless I was wanting something that shade for the back of a flowerbed, I could probably find something better.

Negative

On Jul 11, 2005, westocast73 from (Zone 1) wrote:

Very Pretty. Very Very Weak Grower For A Sunflower. :-(

This sunflower is a multi-bloomer that has soft yellow flowers (with very mild green tone) which are about 4 inches wide. This flower doesnt cut as well as other sunflowers and its weaker growth makes it a very bad sunflower to grow for cut flowers. The flowers though in the yard are very pretty and it is still a very nice sunflower. It grows slowly compared to other sunflowers and all in all is probably not worth growing unless you really like the colour. I recommend growing Vanilla Ice over this sunflower. The colour isnt the same but the size of the flower is similar and they share the pale soft tones but Vanilla Ice is a much stronger grower. I still gave this sunflower a postive though because I do enjoy the colour... read more

Neutral

On Sep 1, 2004, PurplePansies from Deal, NJ (Zone 7a) wrote:

This plant is touted by gardening catalogues as a green sunflower...... I don't have a photo...... I don't have a digital camera but my plants just started blooming....... the color is not green barely chartreuse...... more of a pale yellow with a green but very faint green eye....... this sunflower is good for pale yellow or the palest green color in the garden....... it is not green or chartruese...... certainly no non gardener would call it green....... it is pretty ...... but is a weak grower...... short and with small flowers....... perhaps better for bedding than as a specimen plant.........

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