Gardening

Sun, helianthus: the famous Sunflower


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

  • Perennials
    Planting in spring and multiplying by division of the tuft in the fall.
    respect a distance of 30/40 cm between each plant

  • Annuals
    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.

Diseases and insects that can affect sunflowers, helianthus

Video: Perennial Sunflower Heliopsis Tuscan Sun. (October 2020).