Sunflower (Helianthus annuus 'Kong') in the Sunflowers Database

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Plant Height: 10 to 12 feet
Plant Spread: branching habit
Fruit: Edible to birds
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Yellow
Multi-Color: mostly yellows, some w/ rusty reds
Flower Time: Summer
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
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
Needs specific temperature: 68 to 88
Days to germinate: 7 to 21
Sow in situ
Other info: self-seeds
Pollinators: Flies
Bees

#pollination   Long Horned Bee

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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2012-08-13#pollination   Long Horned Bee
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2013-08-28#pollination
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2012-07-28
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 8-20-11
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 9-7-11#pollination
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2012-07-15
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2012-07-16
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2014-07-17quite tall
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2014-08-14
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 9-11-11w/ Love Birds
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2012-07-18
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2016-10-02
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2012-08-13#pollination
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2019-03-02
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2011-08-20very tall
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2010-07-17Perspective to impart sense of height.  Basketball pole is regula
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2011-09-02w /visitor
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2012-07-21flower bud
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2012-07-20
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2012-07-30
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2012-08-04
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2013-04-29
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2009-08-27It's a raid!
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2015-09-11
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2015-10-21
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2016-08-07Where stem pushed over, roots forming at ground level.
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Location: central IllinoisDate: summer '06
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2012-08-12#pollination
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Oh so cool.... by wcgypsy Jan 23, 2013 12:26 PM 2

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