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
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
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
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

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

Common names
  • Dwarf Sunflower
  • Sunflower

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Plant Events from our members
dragonfetti On April 1, 2015 Seeds germinated
CS container
dragonfetti On March 31, 2015 Miscellaneous Event
all seedlings in U container died in heat wave.
dragonfetti On March 26, 2015 Seeds sown
CS container
dragonfetti On March 15, 2015 Seeds sown
23 in U container
paleohunter On May 28, 2022 Transplanted
paleohunter On May 6, 2022 Seeds germinated
paleohunter On April 24, 2022 Seeds sown
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