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

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Plant Height: 10 to 24 inches (25-60cm)
Fruit: Edible to birds
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Bi-Color: Yellow with black center
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Dye production
Cut Flower
Dried Flower
Edible Parts: Fruit
Dynamic Accumulator: Ca (Calcium)
Mn (Manganese)
Zn (Zinc)
Cu (Copper)
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Needs specific temperature: 59 to 68 F
Days to germinate: 5 to 8
Sow in situ
Pollinators: Flies
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Parentage: AAS Bedding Plant Award Winner

Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Nov 30, 2013 2:58 AM

This small, compact sunflower is early flowering and floriferous. It produces several waves of flowers, up to 3 waves of 5-8 flowers, with as many as 20 flowers per plant. Useful for container planting and window boxes, as well as low plantings in a bed. Foliage is of good quality.

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