Wild Sunflower - Helianthus annus
Annual Open Pollinated. This is the original sunflower from which all modern cultivars are derived from. Plants reach over 10 feet and are adorned with multiple branches of yellow ray-like flowers. Requires full sun and moderately moist soil. Easy to grow from seed. Sow seed 1/2 deep in spring after danger of last frost has passed. Thin seedlings to 1' apart when plants reach 6" tall.
Flowers: Good cut flower. Blooms summer to late summer
Attracts: Attracts bees and beneficial insects
Soil: Prefers well-drained soil
Native: N. and C. America - Naturalised worldwide
USDA Zone: 3-10
Plant In: Spring
Planting Depth: 1/2"
Days to Germinate: 5-10 Days
Height At Maturity: 8'-10'
Sun/Shade Requirements: Full Sun
Water Needs: Moderate Water
Annual Native Helianthus annuus Height: 35-47 Bloom Season: Summer/Fall Seeding Rate: Use 1/4 Lb/1000 sq ft