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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Fruit: Edible to birds
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Other: Very dark maroon/almost black
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Dye production
Cut Flower
Suitable as Annual
Edible Parts: Fruit
Dynamic Accumulator: Ca (Calcium)
Mn (Manganese)
Zn (Zinc)
Cu (Copper)
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Sow in situ
Other info: Plant is pollenless, but can produce hybrid seeds
Pollinators: Flies
Containers: Not suitable for containers

Common names
  • Sunflower

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