Ella's Garden Plants from A to Z: Helianthus annuus, 'Soraya', Sunflower

Common Name: Sunflower

Genus: Helianthus

Species: annuus

Cultivar or Variety: 'Soraya'

Characteristics: AAS and Fleuroselect choice that has large 6" deep orange blooms with a chocolate center with side branching.

Life Cycle
Annual

Zone Hardiness up to
Zone 4
Zone 5
Zone 6
Zone 7
Zone 8

Endangered Species
No

Heirloom
No

When to Sow Seed
Early Spring
Mid Spring
Late Spring
Early Summer
Mid Summer

Germination Temperature
60-70 F

Seed Sowing Depth
1/4"

Seed Needs Light to Germinate
Yes

Days to Germination
7-10 days

Sun Exposure
Full Sun

Plant Height
6 - 8 feet

Plant Form
Branching
Upright

Blooms
Yes

Bloom Form
Above Foliage

Flower Color
Orange

Nutritional Needs
Moist
Dry

Fertile
Yes

Reproduces By
Seed

Cutting Flower
Yes

Attractive to Wildlife
Birds
Butterflies

Additional Uses
Borders

Image
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