Sunflowers 'Autumn Beauty' is a classic variety. They are easy to grow and fast to flower, sown directly where they are to grow they can be partnered them with other hardy annuals. The common sunflower is valuable from an economic as well as from an ornamental point of view. The leaves are used as fodder, the flowers yield a yellow dye, and the seeds contain oil and are used for food. Sunflowers usually grow in summer and fall season with peak season is middle of summer. They are known for being 'happy flowers'. Kansas, USA is called sunflower state.
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Scientific Name: Helianthus Annuus
Common Name: Autumn Beauty
Plant Type: Annual
Family: Asteraceae or daisy family
Native Range: Central and Southern America, Mexico
Full Growth Height: 60-90"
Spread: 36-72 "
Exposure: Full Sun
Blooming Season: Summer (Middle peak season), Portion of Autumn
Attracts: Squirrels, Aphids and white flies
Flower Shape: Giant round
Flower Color: Bright yellow with brown centers, copper red, orange and bi-colored
Resistant: Drought, Deer, Rabbit
Water Requirement: 672.4 mm/season or 7.1 mm/day
Soil Type: Any kind of soil as long as it is not waterlogged
Soil pH: Slightly acidic soil with pH between 6.0 and 7.5
Uses: Vegetable cooking oil, Bird food, Edible seeds