The sunflower, also called sun or helianthus, is a plant that will be perennial or annual and which offers a very beautiful flowering.
In summary, what you need to know:
Last name : Helianthus
Family : Asteraceae
Type : Perennial or annual
Height : 0.5 to 3 m depending on species
Exposure : Sunny
Ground : Rich enough
Flowering : July to October
- Read also : plant and care for sunflower
Planting sunflower, helianthus
There are different rules depending on whether the Helianthus are perennials or annuals
Planting in spring and multiplying by division of the tuft in the fall.
respect a distance of 30/40 cm between each plant
If it is a sowing, do it in the spring by place and "in pocket" . We call "pocket": a hole in which we plant several seeds.
If you buy already formed sunflower plants, this will be done from April to June.
Sunflower pruning, helianthus
Remove faded flowers as you go
AT know about sunflower, helianthus
Originally from America, the sunflower is grown as an annual. He is certainly the best known of the Helianthus.
It is also one of the tallest with a size that can climb up to 3m in height.
Whatever the species, almost all of them have a yellow color reminiscent of the sun.
Sunflowers have the advantage of being particularly meliferous, of participating in pollination and therefore in the ecosystem.
They are very easy to grow and often flattering flowering.
Smart tip about sunflower, helianthus
These plants develop quite quickly, they will be perfect in beds, against a well exposed wall or in pots for the smallest species.