Scientific Name: Helianthus annuus cvs.
Common Name: sunflower
Family Name: Asteraceae
Origin: Garden origin, North America
Hardiness Zone: Zone 9: (-7 to -1 °C)
Plant Type: Annual, Flowering cut plant, Flowering pot plant
Mature Size: 3 - 5m x 1.5 - 2.0m (height x width)
Habit: Upright
Form: Oval - vertical
Texture: Coarse
Landscape Uses: Attract beneficial insects, Attract birds, Bedding plant, Container planting, Cut flower or foliage, Dried flower or fruit, Fall interest, Floristry, Herb, Medicinal plant, Perennial border, Summer interest, Wildlife food
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Soft flexible, Pinnate venation, Rugose, Pubescent, Ovate, Ciliate, Dentate
Flowers: Head (capitulum), White, Orange, Yellow, Red, Dark-red, Jul-Aug-Sep-Oct
Fruit: Achene, Edible, Brown, Oct-Nov
Key ID Features:
Stems hairy; leaves broad, coarsely toothed; flower heads are often used to depict the sun.