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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Fruit: Edible to birds
Flowers: Showy
Uses: Dye production
Edible Parts: Fruit
Dynamic Accumulator: Ca (Calcium)
Mn (Manganese)
Zn (Zinc)
Cu (Copper)
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Sow in situ
Pollinators: Flies

photo credit: Robert Duval

Wildflowers Attract Pollinators to Your GardensWildflowers Attract Pollinators to Your Gardens
By wildflowers on August 18, 2013

Do you want to attract bees, butterflies, and/or hummingbirds to your garden? The best way to lure pollinators into your garden is to plant things they love. Pollinators love wildflowers. These are a few of my favorites that are loved by pollinators and are easy to grow.

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Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on Nov 14, 2011 10:29 AM

I grew Sunflower 'Elf' from seed and it was exciting to see it grow and bloom. Every time I looked at it in bloom, it brought a big smile to my face.

The seed pack states 'Elf' is for containers and it is perfect for containers. It is the right size.

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