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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Upper Garden
  • Pioneer Farm
  • Fruit Garden & Nursery

  • Hardiness Zones


    These gorgeous native plants bloom in a variety of colors and sizes, including pale yellow, oranges, and golds. Some are grown merely for their beauty while others, such as the Mammoth sunflower, are grown for their seeds.

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    Latin Name

    Helianthus annuus


    Family

    Asteraceae


    Type of Plant

    Annual

    Bloom Season

    July - August


    Seasons

    Summer

    Specifications

    Max Height: 10'
    Max Spread: 3'

    Uses

  • Annual
  • Edible

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun

    Tollerances

  • Deer
  • Drought
  • Dry Soil

  • Attracted Wildlife

    Birds
    Butterflies

    Colors


    Native Range

    United States and Central America


    History

    They were discovered by the Spanish in the 1500s and were growing in colonial gardens by the 1600s.


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