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Sunflowers: Helianthus annuus 'Sunzilla'

Botanical name: Helianthus annuus 'Sunzilla'

Common name: sunflower

also known as (comb flower, golden, golden flower of Peru, st. bartholomew's star)

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Photo credit: Renee's Garden
Sunflowers: Helianthus annuus 'Sunzilla'
Sunflowers: Helianthus annuus 'Sunzilla'
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Renee's Garden

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Soil: damp, acidic, clay
Sun:
  
Zones: 4a thru 11a
Care:
easy
Lifespan:
annual
Category:   
Attributes:

fall interest, bird attracting, butterfly attracting, bee attracting, edible

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description for "Sunflowers: Helianthus annuus 'Sunzilla'"

These grand giants are fun and easy to grow with dramatic results. Kids of all ages will love them! The big-framed, strong plants reach from 12 to 16 feet tall to follow the sun; their brilliant golden flower faces make the entire garden a glorious bright summer celebration. A row of 'Sunzilla' sunflowers makes a wonderful living hedge that grfows before your eyes. After flower petals drop and seeds have matured, the big heads of plump kernels make a feast for neighborhood songbirds. Keep soil moist and well weeded and protect seedlings from birds with netting of plastic berry boxes, removing before plants get crowded. For large flower heads, space properly so the big plants have room to grow to full size. - edited by dtd pbcouchman

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