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Ballad Sunflower

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Easy to produce dwarf Sunflowers
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Scientific Name : Helianthus annuus

Common Name : Sunflower

Hardiness Degree : 32°F (0.0°C)

Blooming Season : Summer, Late Summer

Plant Habit : Upright

Spacing : 6 - 10" (15 - 25cm)

Height : 24 - 30" (61 - 76cm)

Width : 6 - 8" (15 - 20cm)

Exposure : Sun

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A Hot Summer Survivors selection.

This dwarf sunflower makes an excellent florist gift item or indoor lifestyle plant, and is also well-suited to warm-weather landscape markets like Florida. The pollenfree plants do not aggravate allergies and there is no messy pollen to drop on furniture. Very mildew-tolerant Ballad produces well-formed, 4 to 5-in./10 to 13- cm, bright golden yellow flowers with darker bronze centers over shiny green foliage. Plants flower at a shorter height under short days; under long days in the Summer, plants are taller without growth regulators. Seed can be direct sown into 4 to 6-in./10 to 15-cm pots for easy production. Supplied as raw seed.