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Helianthus ‘Lemon Queen’

Sunflower 'Lemon Queen'

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Features

  • BloomsMay to September
  • Height2.5m
  • Spread1m
  • Speed of GrowthModerate
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourPale yellow
  • Leaf ColourDark green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Helianthus ‘Lemon Queen’ (Sunflower 'Lemon Queen'). 'Lemon Queen' is a clump-forming perennial with pale yellow, star-like flowers with darker yellow centres which contrast well with the dark green leaves.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Herbaceous

Origin

USA

Interest and use

Used in sunny borders. Grown for showy flowers.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -23°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

Grow in a sunny position and needs a long hot summer to flower well. Sometimes needs staking.

Propagation

Seed or division in autumn or spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Watch out for slugs and snails, powdery mildews and sclerotinia diseases.

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