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Helianthus spp.

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Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size





  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Sunflower Overview

Helianthus is a genus of around 70 species of sturdy annual or perennial plants from the Asteraceae family. They are commonly known by the name Sunflower, these plants originate from North and South America, producing with simple leaves and daisy-like composite flower heads. The genus includes varieties grown as food crops for humans and domesticated animals and birds and popular garden annuals, such as H. annuus, the common sunflower, grown for its large, showy heads of florets that resemble the sun’s face, atop tall, sturdy stems.

Common problems with Sunflower

How to propagate Sunflower


Seed or division in autumn or spring.


Other uses of Sunflower

Grown for their large, daisy-like usually yellow flower heads.

Garden Annuals

Annuals are mostly, self seeders and flower every year giving you lots of bang for your buck.

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Planting For Butterflies - Host/Food Plants

Include these plants in your garden for butterflies to hatch out caterpillars on.

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