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Helianthus 'Lemon Queen' (sunflower)

Helianthus 'Lemon Queen'

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A free-flowering plant to brighten up the late summer garden. Covered in intense light yellow single 2-3" flowers from July to September. An irresistible butterfly plant.

SIZE
Helianthus 'Lemon Queen' LP32 - 32 per flat Availability
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Height

6-8 Feet

Spread

4-6 Feet

Spacing

24-36 Inches

Bloom Color

Yellow

USDA Hardiness Zone 4-9

sunflower Interesting Notes

Take a big breath, because you're about to meet a plant that can change your life -- or at least your summer -- in a way you never dreamed possible.

'Lemon Queen' is so big, and so beautiful, and so self-sufficient that you can plant it once, enjoy it forever. In practically any soil, but with plenty of sun, this Midwest native will rocket up close to 8ft in height, then adorn itself with two solid months of 2in, soft yellow sunflowers beginning in July.

There is nothing coarse or clumsy about the performance despite its large scale. You can use 'Lemon Queen' in a number of creative ways to add perspective to your property. - White Flower Farm

Helianthus 'Lemon Queen' Growing and Maintenance Tips

Prefers moist or average soils in full sun. Do not spoil it with excessive water and fertilizer or it may lodge a bit. The rhizomes are attentuated, so the clump gradually grows larger. Propagate by seed, cuttings or division. Helianthus can be quite invasive. Use in the back of a border garden to accent lower growing perennials.

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Full Sun
Full Sun
Moist
Moist
Summer
Summer
Pollinator-friendly
Pollinator-friendly
Songbird-friendly
Songbird-friendly
Cut Flower
Cut Flower

Additional Information

Soil Moisture Needs
Average
Plug Type
Landscape Plug™
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Late Summer
Fall
Attributes
Native to North America
Propagation Type
Vegetative