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Helianthus flowers

Helianthus flowersThe Helianthus are also known as Sunflowers. The tall variety is a very stately plant, suitable for the background or a corner of the border. The well-grown flowers have measured 16 inch in diameter. The miniature kinds make fine vase ornaments.

They grow in any garden soil, and are easily increased by seed raised on a hotbed in spring and afterwards transplanted. The perennials may be propagated by division of the root.

Helianthus produce their flowers in August and their height differs from about three to six feet.