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botanical name:
Helianthus annuus 'Irish Eyes'
Helianthus annuus 'Irish Eyes' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Sunflower
family:  Asteraceae
characteristics: annual/biennial
height: 0.45m
width: 0.45m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: erect
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:
Hardy annual. Dwarf variety with a well branched habit and producing masses of greenish-yellow flowers over a long periods, usually July to September.

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

propagation:
From seed.

usage:
Beds, borders and excellent for containers. Attractive to butterflies. Also good as a cut flower.

other notes:
Introduced by K. Sahin, Zaden B.V. in 1998. Available from Thomson & Morgan and Sutton's Seeds.
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