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Helianthus annuus 'Teddy Bear' (Common Sunflower)

Common Sunflower 'Teddy Bear', Comb Flower 'Teddy Bear', Golden Flower of Peru 'Teddy Bear', St Bartholomew's Star 'Teddy Bear'


Noted for its reliability and good garden performance, Helianthus annuus 'Teddy Bear' (Common Sunflower) is a fast-growing annual with broadly ovate leaves. In summer, it produces fluffy, fully-double flowers, up to 5 in. across (12 cm), resembling golden-yellow pompoms. The flower heads are attractive to bees, butterflies and birds. Easy to grow and sensational in the middle of a sunny border or in containers, this exquisite Sunflower makes outstanding cut flowers too.

  • Winner of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society for its noteworthy qualities
  • Typically grows up to 2-3 ft. tall (60-90 cm) and 12-18 in. wide (30-45 cm).
  • Prefers full sun and enjoys moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist, neutral to alkaline, well-drained soils. Site in a sheltered location, as the wind may catch the heavy heads.
  • Low maintenance, this is an excellent choice for perennial borders where the dazzling flowers are welcomed in any color scheme. Perfectly suited to the cutting garden, or cottage gardens.
  • Attractive to bird, butterflies and bees, it is deer resistant.

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Cherished for their beauty, Sunflowers (Helianthus) are striking ornamental annuals or perennial plants grown for their colorful summer and fall blooms. Fast-growing, they can reward you with glamorous blooms between 55 and 100 days after planting. Here are some basic rules that need to be followed to enjoy their splendid flowers.Read More

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Requirements

Hardiness 2 – 11
Heat Zones 1 – 12
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Annuals
Plant Family Helianthus - Sunflowers
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Height 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" (45cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles Cutting Garden, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 2 – 11
Heat Zones 1 – 12
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Annuals
Plant Family Helianthus - Sunflowers
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Height 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" (45cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles Cutting Garden, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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