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botanical name:
Helianthus annuus 'Indian Blanket'
Helianthus annuus 'Indian Blanket' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Sunflower
family:  Asteraceae
characteristics: annual/biennial
height: 1.60m
width: 0.45m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: erect
leaf colour: green
flower colour: red
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:
A bicolour, many petalled form with a double ring of large outer petals and sometimes fluffy petals on the inner disc, making them almost semi-double. Petals are mostly suffused with rich red but with clear lemon yellow tips. petals. Flowers are 10cm across. Freely branching stems.

cultivation:
Fertile neutral to slightly alkaline, moist, well-drained soil. Full sun.

propagation:
From seed.

usage:
Good as a cut flower

other notes:
From Burpee seeds, USA

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