Scientific Name: Helianthus annuus
Common Name: Sunflower
Hardiness Degree: 32°F (0.0°C)
Blooming Season: Summer
Plant Habit: Upright
Characteristics: Heat Tolerant, Low Maintenance
Fertilize: Every two weeks
Spacing: 6 - 10" (15 - 25cm)
Height: 10 - 16" (25 - 41cm)
Width: 6 - 8" (15 - 20cm)
General Information: Continues to bloom with a fast flush of secondary flowers. Pollen free.
A Hot Summer Survivors selection. Supplied as raw seed. Seed is available exclusively through Ball Horticultural Company in North America.
This delightful dwarf sunflower offers an array of benefits to growers, retailers and gardeners. Easy and economical to produce, mildew-tolerant Miss Sunshine needs fewer PGRs and will flower at a shorter height under short days. These pollen-free plants do not aggravate allergies and there is no messy pollen to drop. The 3 to 4-in. (7 to 10-cm), sunny golden-coloured blooms “face up” for big retail impact, and produce long-lasting colour for the consumer, with a fast flush of secondary flowers. Miss Sunshine is perfect for containers and mixed pots; it also makes a great indoor lifestyle plant or florist gift item, and fits well into some warm-weather landscape markets like Florida.