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Helianthus annuus 'Sunspot'


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Key information

Plant type

Hardy annual

Flower colour



Flowers, Attractive to wildlife



Skill level


photo by John Glover, copyright GAP Photos (19148)

Plant details

This is a unique variety of sunflower producing huge heads of single, yellow flowers on dwarf plants. This plant is ideal for brightening up beds and borders in the garden. Birds enjoy picking over the seed-heads. Like all sunflowers, this cultivar is easy to grow, preferring full sun and well-drained soil.

Family: Asteraceae

Genus: Helianthus

Species: annuus

Cultivar: Sunspot

Plant type: Hardy annual

Flower colour: Yellow

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Flowers, Attractive to wildlife

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 50cm

Spread: 30cm

Time to plant seeds: March to May

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