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Botanical Name: Helianthus annuus
Common Name(s): Sunflower
We think of sunflowers as giant plants with huge, daisy-like flowers, but multi-stemmed smaller varieties are also available. Easy to grow, sunflowers are popular as cut flowers. Sow in spring to summer in trays or directly into beds. Space or thin out seedlings to 500mm apart and feed regularly. Stake tall varieties. Different varieties have yellow to rust-brown flowers.
Family: – Asteraceae Daisy family
Botanical Pronunciation: hee-lee-AN-thus AN-yew-us
Semi Frost Hardy
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Description: Herbaceous foliage.