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Helianthus annuus 'Vincent's Choice' (Common Sunflower)

Common Sunflower 'Vincent's Choice', Comb Flower 'Vincent's Choice', Golden Flower of Peru 'Vincent's Choice', St Bartholomew's Star 'Vincent's Choice'


Strong and vigorous, Helianthus annuus 'Vincent's Choice' (Common Sunflower) is a well-branched annual boasting a profusion of large blossoms adorned with an extra ring of rounded, overlapping petals. Bright golden-yellow, they surround a chocolate brown center. Blooming in summer, the pollen-free blossoms face upwards (instead of nodding) on strong stems and necks. Unlike other Sunflowers, Vincent's Choice is less sensitive to day length (hours of sunlight) to grow and bloom. This allows growers to start the seeds earlier, continue them later than other varieties, and produce high quality flowers early, mid and late season. Perfect for containers or the sunny border.

  • Typically grows up to 5-6 ft. tall (150-180 cm) and 12 in. wide (30 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.
  • Attractive to bird, butterflies and bees, it is deer resistant.

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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 (Early,Mid,Late)
Height 5' – 6' (150cm – 180cm)
Spread 10" – 1' (25cm – 30cm)
Spacing 12" (30cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Deer
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Cutting Garden, Informal and Cottage

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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 (Early,Mid,Late)
Height 5' – 6' (150cm – 180cm)
Spread 10" – 1' (25cm – 30cm)
Spacing 12" (30cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Deer
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Cutting Garden, Informal and Cottage

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