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Helianthus debilis ssp. cucumerifolius

 
Helianthus debilis ssp. cucumerifolius
beach sunflower; cucumber-leaved sunflower
Common name beach sunflower; cucumber-leaved sunflower
Family asteraceae
Life cycle tender perennial (Z8-11)
Flowers yellow
Size 3-4'
Light sun
Cultural notes drought-tolerant
From seed germinates readily at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below

This subspecies, native to the U.S. Gulf Coast from Florida to Texas, has an erect growth habit, and carries many sunflowers (yellow with a purple-brown center) over a long season of bloom. Supposedly a bit of a thug where it is hardy, but were just growing it as an annual.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '08 trade. Baggy 70F (90%G, 5-11d)


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