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botanical name:
Helianthus annuus 'Pacino'
Helianthus annuus 'Pacino' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Sunflower
family:  Asteraceae
characteristics: annual/biennial
height: 0.75m
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. Dense, bushy habit bearing numerous flowers over a long period in summer. The large blooms have greenish and brown centres surrounded by a frill of yellow petals.

cultivation:
Originally selected for use in containers but also successful as a border plant.
As for other sunflowers, easily grown and not fussy about soils. Needs full sun..

propagation:
Sow seeds after all danger of frost, in pots or directly into their final position. Thin the plants to approximately 50cm apart to allow space for their foliage.

usage:
Good for attracting wildlife.


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