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Sunflower

Classification: Flowering Pot plant

Character: Has round flower heads in combination with the ligules which looks like the sun

Safe for pets? Yes

Varieties:

  • Helianthus annus ‘Big Smile’
  • Helianthus annus ‘Italian White’
  • Helianthus annus ‘Orange Sun’
  • Helianthus annus ‘Pacino’
  • Helianthus annus ‘Pastiche’
  • Helianthus annus ‘Sungold Double’
  • Helianthus annus ‘Teddy Bear’
  • Helianthus annus ‘Velvet Queen’

Plant Care:

Plant issues:

  • Young plant drooping: Transplant shock, possibly roots was being affected
  • Mature plant drooping: Not enough watering

Pests:

  • Snails and slugs can attack young plants
  • Sunflower Beetles: Leaf foliage being eaten, can severely damaged younger plants
  • Cutworms: Leaves damage (notches or holes) mainly on younger plants. Can cause leave to wilt.
  • Sunflower Borers: Attacks stem, can kill the plant.
  • Sunflower Moths: Destroys the plant if eggs are laid and hatched with the flower