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Sunflower - Annual

Botanical Information

Botanical Information
Order Asterales
Family Asteraceae
Genus Helianthus
Common Name Sunflower - Annual
Species

Maturity days

  • 70

Planting Months

Planting months
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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Permaculture uses

Permaculture uses
Usage 1 Usage 2 Usage 3
Oil Bee food

Growing condition comments

Growing Condition Comment
Drought Tolerant
Humidity tolerant
Planting area Garden_bed
Sunlight Full_sun

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Short comments

Oil producing flowering plant. Annual & peranial types.

General comments

Space plants: 20 - 45 cm apart

Compatible with (can grow beside): Cucumbers, Melons, Sweetcorn, Squash

Avoid growing close to: Potatoes

Sunflowers need full sun and grow best in fertile, well-drained, moist soil with plenty of mulch. Sunflowers do not like to be transplanted so are best grown direct from seed. The giant or Russian varieties are preferred for seed production

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