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Week 10 – March 04, 2024

Plant Information

Ballad Sunflower

  • Ballad Sunflower - Bloom
  • Ballad Sunflower - Container
  • Ballad Sunflower - Displays
  • Ballad Sunflower - Garden
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Easy to produce dwarf Sunflowers
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Plant Details:

Scientific Name: Helianthus annuus

Hardiness Degree: 32°F (0.0°C)

Blooming Season: Summer, Late Summer

Plant Habit: Upright

Characteristics: Heat Tolerant, Low Maintenance

Water: Medium

Fertilize: Every two weeks

Spacing: 6 - 10" (15 - 25cm)

Height: 24 - 30" (61 - 76cm)

Width: 6 - 8" (15 - 20cm)

Exposure: Sun

General Information: Bright golden-yellow flowers with deep bronze centers. Pollen-free sunflower. Works well indoors, and in gardens and outdoor containers. 

Grower Information:

Plug crop time: 2 to 3 weeks
Transplant to finish: 8 to 9 weeks

  • Excellent florist gift item or indoor plant; also well-suited to warm landscape markets like Florida.
  • Pollen-free, dwarf sunflower produces well-formed, 4 to 5-in./10 to 13-cm flowers.
  • Flowers at short height under short days; under long Summer days, plants are taller without growth regulators.