Dwarf sunflowers aka Helianthus pumilus are the miniature of its larger equivalent but this does not mean that it does not bloom as vibrant. Its name originated from the Greek words ‘helios’ and ‘anthos’ which means ‘sun’ and ‘flower’. This flowering plant is a variety of hybrid which resulted to its miniature appearance. Dwarf sunflowers are versatile which makes it perfect for both indoor outdoor. Additionally, what makes this plant unique is that at often times it can have multiple blooms per plant.
- Plant height: 5 to 7 inches
- Pot diameter: 5 to 6 inches
Sunflowers originated from the Southeast of the United States and it has now reach all over the world. Sunflower plant started as a food source by the Native Americans and its cultivation begun over 8,000 years ago. Over the years, scientists were able to create a hybrid which resulted to the creation of dwarf sunflowers as well as oilseed crop. It is also known to a few that not all sunflowers are yellow. Sunflowers can also be red or purple.
This Dwarf Sunflower for sale in Manila thrives best under direct sunlight, as it’s name suggests. Sunflowers require full sun to bloom so it’s best to place them outdoors where they have access to it. And since they’re placed in heat all day long, their soil takes faster to dry up. Therefore, recommended watering schedule for this outdoor plant is daily watering, 2 to 3 times a day. Once your plant starts to droop, it may be a sign that they’re thirsty. It’s also good for you to know as early as now that this outdoor plant in Manila only has a temporary life span. But not to worry as this is normal and part of a Sunflower’s life cycle.
When your Sunflower starts to wilt and its petals start to fall off, it’s preparing its seeds for harvest. The seeds can be found on its head, and you can use this to replant your Sunflowers over again. So if you want a Sunflower with a longer lifespan, we recommend unbloomed ones so you can see it’s blooming journey from start to end!