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Sunflower

It belongs to the family Asteraceae and it originates from Central America (Peru and Mexico) but it has spread in Europe since the Middle Age. The Sunflower, which owes its name to its characteristic heliotropic behavior (the inflorescence is always oriented towards the sun), has a long robust stem with large and wrinkled leaves and giant inflorescences with yellow petals and dark disc. In addition to being an ornamental plant, its use is known for the production of vegetable oil from its seeds.

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Botanical name

Botanical name

Helianthus annuus
Common name

Common name

Sunflower
Variety

Variety

Flower's color

Flower's color

Yellow, with dark central disc
Temperature

Temperature

min 10°
Exposure

Exposure

Full sun or half shade
Water needs

Water needs

Averages
Blooming

Blooming

Spring-summer

Availability

Availability

April-June

Availability

April, May, June

Exposure

Full sun, Half shade

Flowering

Spring, Summer

Water need

Average