How to Grow Sunflowers

Who can resist feeling happy or hopeful when staring into the face of a bright sunflower? Very easy to grow, attracts beneficial insects and birds, edible seeds, and beautiful, uplifting flowers. Botanical Information Taxonomy Kingdom: Plantae (unranked): Angiosperms (unranked): Eudicots Order: Asterales Family: Asteraceae Genus: Helianthus from Wikipedia History Physical Description Varieties & Cultivars Categories […]

Oilseed Sunflower

Details Helianthus annuus Open-Pollinated Type: seeds used for oil production Color:  flower: bright yellow seed: all black Maturity: 100 days Size: flower: slightly smaller than other ornamental sunflowers stalk: 6′ tall seed: small Yield: seeds yield high oil content Disease Resistance or Environmental Tolerance: tolerates hot weather Notes: Recommended for microgreen production attracts bees & […]

Aster Wilt (stub)

Quick Intro Physical Description   Species & Taxonomy Kingdom: Phylum: Class: Order: Family: Genus Species: Fusarium oxysporum f. sp.  callistephi Plants Affected  Aster family plants: aster daisy sunflower lettuce artichokes marigold chrysanthemums dahlias zinnias echinacea yarrow Plants Unaffected   Geographical Range   Signs & Symptoms Whole Plant rapid wilting of the plant, often followed by death stem […]

Powdery Mildew

Powdery mildew on Lavender Bergamot (Monarda fistulosa)

Powdery mildew is a common fungal disease that effects many types of plants, and is fairly easy to manage. It causes poor growth and lower yields, but seldom kills the plant. There are many different species of powdery mildew that cause the disease on many different species of plants. See list of species and their […]