Helianthus Sunsation® Flame is from the Sunsation Series or a hybrid. It is a compact sunflower series with beautiful bright yellow flowers perfect for containers or borders. A herbaceous annual, it belongs to the Asteraceae family of plants. It is an annual plant.
The name Helianthus is from Greek, a compound word, helios meaning sun and anthos flower. And annuus means annual. Sunsation was cultivated by Evanthia, a breeding company in Monster, Netherlands. This hybrid produces multiple flowers and the flowers last longer. It is also available in Lemon Yellow.
They also call it Helianthus Sunsation® F1, Helianthus annuus Sunsation® Flame or Sunflower Sunsation® Flame. It is compact species and grows to about 16in or 40cm tall with the flower. The flowers are large, daisy-like, and double. They are yellow with a red ring and dark brown centers. They are improved species with low maintenance and mildew tolerance. It has large sandpapery leaves.
How to grow Helianthus Sunsation® Flame:
Grow Helianthus Sunsation® Flame in the sun. Plant it in average, moist but well-drained soil. It will tolerate poor soil. Propagate from seed, you can sow directly outdoors after frost. Deadhead the flowers for more bloom. It attracts bees and butterflies and it is deer resistant.