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Planting and growing sunflowers

How to Plant and Grow Sunflowers

Sunflower Seeds to Sunflower Plants

Planting and growing sunflowers is easy.  These durable plants can be grown in most area summer months, and can bring great beauty to any landscape or garden.  Below are the steps to grow sunflowers from seed:
  1. So, the first step is to find quality sunflower seed.  Many of the top online seed stores sell sunflower seeds, and quality will insure a higher germination rate for your baby sunflower plants.
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Sunflower Facts

Botanical Name: Helianthus
Plant Type: Perennial or Annual
Bloom Time: Mid-summer to fall
Best Location: Full Sun
Soil: Well-drained, rich, deep and moist
Diseases: Crown gall, leaf spot, mildew, stem rot
Pests: Aphids, beetles
Propagation: Seeds
Zone: 5-9
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All About Sunflowers

The Sunflower, or Helianthus, is a genus of plants with about 70 species and resides in the family Asteraceae.  It is know for its vibrant beauty and striking colors, along with its symmetry.  All sunflowers are native to North America, with the exception of 3 species that reside within South America.  The domesticated sunflower, also know as H. annus, is the most familiar and popular of the species, and is an annual.  There are… Read the rest
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