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Helianthus annuus
Helianthus annuus

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Zones 2-24
Full Sun
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Ample WaterRegular Water
Ample, Moderate

Helianthus 'Lemon Queen'

Sunflower

Perennials, Flowers

HELIANTHUS

Coarse, sturdy plants with bold blooms. Includes sunflower. Most are prime subjects for cut flowers. Plants are tough and widely adapted. Perennial kinds spread rapidly, may become invasive. Tall kinds are not for tidy gardens; may need staking. All bloom in summer and fall.

Helianthus 'Lemon Queen'

Perennial. Fast-growinghybrid 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 back of casual border or in combinationwith large ornamental grasses. Takes moist or dry soil. Does not require staking, provided soil is not too rich and plants are not overfertilized.

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