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Helianthus annuus

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Maya is part of the Helianthus genus and is a Sunflower variety. Its scientific name is Helianthus annuus 'Maya'.

Smaller center, long yellow rays. Height 3-4 ft.

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. Maya is known for growing to a height of approximately 1.50 metres (4.88 feet).

Maya Sunflower is great for inexperienced gardeners and those that like low maintainance gardens.

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

How to grow Maya

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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 Maya is thought of as half hardy, so remember to protect this plant from frosts and low temperatures. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Maya are Zone 4 and Zone 9. Maya requires a loamy and clay soil with a ph of 5.7 - 8.1 - it grows best in weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil.

Growing Maya 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 Maya about 21 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Maya

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Maya is a half hardy plant.

Harvesting Maya

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