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Alternative cultivar names:
'Teddy Bear'
'Sungold Dwarf'

Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Plant Height: 4-5 feet
Plant Spread: 1-2 feet
Fruit: Edible to birds
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: 3"-4"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Dye production
Cut Flower
Edible Parts: Fruit
Dynamic Accumulator: Ca (Calcium)
Mn (Manganese)
Zn (Zinc)
Cu (Copper)
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Birds
Butterflies
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Days to germinate: 11-16 days
Depth to plant seed: 1/2 inch
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Other info
Pollinators: Flies
Bees
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

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ATP Podcast #51: Easy Annuals To Fill Those Empty AreasATP Podcast #51: Easy Annuals To Fill Those Empty Areas
By dave on April 4, 2014

What to do with those empty spots in your garden? Annuals, of course! But which ones? In this episode we'll discuss our favorite annuals that grow fast, get big, and are easy to grow.

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Location: My garden in the Northeast.Date: 2005-08-24
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Location: My zone 3a gardenDate: 2013-09-01
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Location: My garden, North Central IdahoDate: 8-9-2015
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Location: Columbus, OHDate: 6/24just beginning to open up
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Location: My zone 3a gardenDate: 2013-08-29
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Date: 2013-04-15
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Location: Lenore, IDDate: 3-21-2015
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Location: My garden, North Central IdahoDate: 8-9-2015
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Location: My Garden, Washington StateDate: 2016-09-21
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Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, GaDate: 2019-07-21Teddy Bear Sunflower 001
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