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Helianthus annuus

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Belonging to the Helianthus genus (Helianthus annuus 'Tangerine'), Tangerine is a variety of Sunflower. 'Tangerine' is considered a heirloom cultivar.

Height 4-6 ft. Brilliant Orange.

This variety is an Flower that typically grows as an Annual, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of a single year. Tangerine is known for growing to a height of approximately 1.50 metres (4.88 feet).

Due to how easy it is to grow in a variety of conditions, Tangerine Sunflower is great for beginner gardeners and those that like low maintainance gardens.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Tangerine have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Tangerine

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Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water often. Keep in mind when planting that Tangerine is thought of as half hardy, so remember to protect this plant from frosts and low temperatures. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Tangerine are Zone 4 and Zone 9. Planting Tangerine in loamy and clay soil with a ph of between 5.7 and 8.1 is ideal for as it does best in weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil.

Growing Tangerine from seed

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 4.68 inches (12.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.49 inches (1.25 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 13°C / 55°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Tangerine about 21 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Tangerine

As Tangerine is half hardy, ensure temperatures are mild enough to plant out - wait until after your last frost date to be on the safe side.

Harvesting Tangerine

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