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Latin name: Helianthus Annuus

Plant type: Annual

Exposure: Sheltered

Sun/shade: Full Sun

Soil type: Chalk, Clay, Sand, Loam

Months of flowering: June, July, August, September

Soil pH: Alkaline, Neutral

Flower colours: Yellow, Orange

Petals: 7

Arrangement: Single, Several

Note – there may be many different varieties or cultivars available of this plant and so the information here is generalised for this group. Some species may appear differently, flower at alternative times of year and may require different growing conditions.