Helianthus annuus 'Buttercream'

Buttercream Sunflower

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Description

This tall annual sunflower produces 4.5-inch pale, butter yellow flowers with dark brown centers throughout the summer. Side branches are long stemmed and provide a succession of flowers once the terminal flower sets seed. The pollen-less flowers are a favorite of florists. The longer-than-normal flowering season is due to its day-neutral flower bud initiation—in other words, it doesn't have to wait until after the summer solstice to flower.

Soil
Moderate
Plant Shape
Upright
Exposure
Full Sun
Bloom Time
May - June, July - August, September - October
Bloom Color
Yellow
Landscape Use
Bedding or Border
Wildlife Interest
Attracts Birds, Attracts Butterflies, Native to Midwest
Plant Type
ANN
Hardiness Zone
4 - 10