Gain an understanding of the intricacies involved in cultivating sunflowers. It is not difficult to plant these cheerful and airy flowering plants. Even more straightforward is the task of developing them.
Sunflowers are the quintessential summer flowering plant. The cheerfully sunny blossoms sit atop each stem like a beaming grin. Sunflower plants are resistant to both heat and pests, and they also overgrow. This makes them very easy to cultivate. Since they are indigenous to North America, they are able to adjust to the climate of most different areas. Here we are going to learn how to grow sunflowers.
You can harvest and consume their seeds, use them as cut flowers, or leave them on the stalks to create a beautiful outdoor show in your garden. All three options are available to you. The following is a guide for growing sunflowers.
Annual plants are what sunflowers are. They resemble giant daisies and have bright yellow (and occasionally red or brown) petals that radiate outward from brown centers to form a head that ripens into a charge that is full of seeds.
Explore the symbolism that lies behind one of the most recognizable and cherished blooming plants: the sunflower.
Sunflowers are hardy plants that can grow to be quite tall, with some types reaching a height of 14 feet. Some of the dwarf varieties, which grow to a size of only one foot, are suitable for growing in containers or in smaller gardens. Sunflowers are an excellent option for a wildlife or pollinator garden due to the fact that many types entice bees and birds, both of whom consume sunflower nectar and seeds.
Helianthus annuus is the botanical name for this plant.
Also known as Sunflower
The Hardiness Zones range from 2 to 11.
Bloom Time: Most sunflower cultivars bloom for many weeks in July.
The following is a guide to selecting the ideal location and environment for each of your plants.
Sunflower Seeds Shaped Like a "Teddy Bear"
Sunflower Seeds Called "Mammoth"
"Tiger Eye" Hybrid Sunflower Seeds
Because certain types of sunflowers can grow very tall and cast their shadow on other plants, you should avoid planting sun-loving companion plants too close to these types of sunflowers.
Sunflowers, particularly tall kinds, are ideal for use as a screen, either towards the back of a border bed or along a fence.
Varieties that are not as tall can be planted in containers or in the midst of a border.