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