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Sunflower  Skyscraper in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Helianthus Annuus 'Skyscraper'

 

Sunflower 'Skyscraper'

Sunflowers are stunning annuals or perennials which vary in height, flower size and colour. Well known as being easy to grow, where there is room for them, they make a bold and impressive display. This common variety is a tall, erect and vigorous single flowered and single stemmed plant with plate sized blooms. Very bee friendly and the birds like the seeds. 'Skyscraper' bears large (14") yellow flowers on 12' stalks. The seeds are edible. The plant has some heat and drought tolerance.

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plant Features
  • Sunflower  Skyscraper likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Sunflower  Skyscraper likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Sunflower  Skyscraper is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Sunflower  Skyscraper likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Sunflower 'Skyscraper'

Latin name

Helianthus Annuus 'Skyscraper'

type

Annual

family

Asteraceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Sunflower  Skyscraper likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Sunflower  Skyscraper is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Soil

    Sunflower  Skyscraper likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Sunflower  Skyscraper likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Sunflower  Skyscraper is 0.50meters x 4.00meters 0.50 M 4.00 M

Helianthus Annuus 'Skyscraper'

Sunflowers are stunning annuals or perennials which vary in height, flower size and colour. Well known as being easy to grow, where there is room for them, they make a bold and impressive display. This common variety is a tall, erect and vigorous single flowered and single stemmed plant with plate sized blooms. Very bee friendly and the birds like the seeds. 'Skyscraper' bears large (14") yellow flowers on 12' stalks. The seeds are edible. The plant has some heat and drought tolerance.


Planting Outdoors Spring

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

Once the frosts have passed it is time to plant sunflowers into the garden. If planting straight into the soil, look for a sunny position with shelter from winds. A position against a wall is usually best. Try to avoid sandy soil and rich-free draining soil will be most successful. Plant the seeds about 30cm apart and about 3cm below the surface. Sunflowers do like a lot of water so to get the best out of your plant try to water it every day, but keep and eye on the soil and roots as constantly damp and soggy roots will make the plant unstable and good lead to root rot.

 

Propagation by seed outdoors

From Mid Winter TO Early Spring

Once the frosts have passed it is time to plant sunflowers into the garden. If planting straight into the soil, look for a sunny position with shelter from winds. A position against a wall is usually best. Try to avoid sandy soil and rich-free draining soil will be most successful. Plant the seeds about 30cm apart and about 3cm below the surface. Sunflowers do like a lot of water so to get the best out of your plant try to water it every day, but keep and eye on the soil and roots as constantly damp and soggy roots will make the plant unstable and good lead to root rot.

 

Flowering season

From Early Summer TO Early Autumn

Sunflowers flower throughout the hottest part of the summer. Their flower heads famously follow the sun throughout the day and hang down over night! A stunning site throughout many regions of mid and southern France and Italy where they are farmed.

 
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