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botanical name:
Helianthus annuus 'Choco Sun'
Helianthus annuus 'Choco Sun' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Sunflower
family:  Asteraceae
characteristics: annual/biennial
height: 0.45m
width: 0.45m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: yellow
stem/bark: green
main season: Summer
edible symbol edible
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-alkaline
minimum temp: 0°C
USDA zone: 7 to 10
description:
Dwarf annual Sunflower of very short growing, compact bushy habit with multiple flowerheads over a long period in summer - yellow petals around dark brown centres.

cultivation:
Well drained soil in full sun.
Very suitable for growing in pots.

propagation:
Sow seeds after all danger of frost, in pots or directly into their final position.

usage:
Good for attracting wildlife.

Flowerbuds and seeds are edible.


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