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Helianthus annuus
Helianthus annuus

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Zones 2-24
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Ample, Moderate

Helianthus ‘Lemon Queen’

Sunflower

Perennials, Flowers

HELIANTHUS

Coarse, sturdy plants grown for their familiar, colorful blooms in summer and fall. Most are prime subjects for cut flowers. Plants are tough and widely adapted. Perennial kinds spread rapidly and may become invasive. Tall sunflowers may need staking. 

Helianthus ‘Lemon Queen’ (photo courtesy of Bailey Nurseries, Inc.)
Helianthus ‘Lemon Queen’ (photo courtesy of Bailey Nurseries, Inc.)

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Helianthus ‘Lemon Queen’

Perennial. Fast-growing hybrid to 6–8 ft. tall and 3–4 ft. wide, with long, narrow leaves. Produces many 2-in.-wide, semidouble, pale yellow flowers with a dark brown center. Use at the back of a casual border or in combination with large ornamental grasses. Takes moist or dry soil. Does not require staking, provided the soil is not too rich and the plants are not overfertilized.

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