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Sunflowers: Helianthus annuus 'Moonshadow'

Botanical name: Helianthus annuus 'Moonshadow'

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 'Moonshadow'
Sunflowers: Helianthus annuus 'Moonshadow'
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Soil: damp, acidic, clay
Zones: 4a thru 11a

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

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Ornamental 'Moonshadow' shines in the garden with flower faces of creamy, lemon-custard colored petals surrounding dark chocolate centers. These full-framed beautifies produce lots of striking 3 to 5 inch blossoms on open, multi-branching stems. Plan to bring lots of branching stems of these free flowering sunflowers indoors for charming, casual bouquets. In the garden, rows of sturdy 'Moonshadow' plants make a joyful and colorful border or flowering summer garden screen. Growing these colorful flowers is easy and rewarding. Make several sowings 3 weeks apart to have a succession of flowers in full bloom. Keep soil moist and well weeded and protect seedlings from birds with netting of plastic berry baskets, removing before plants get crowded. Sunflowers need room! When young seedlings are 3 inches tall, be sure to thin them to stand 12 inches apart. - edited by dtd pbcouchman

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