Henry Wilde is part of the Helianthus genus and is a Sunflower variety. Its scientific name is Helianthus annuus 'Henry Wilde'. A type of Flower, it mainly grows as an Annual plant - which means it typically only grows best for a single growing season. Henry Wilde is known for growing to a height of approximately 1.50 metres (4.88 feet).
Henry Wilde Sunflower is great for inexperienced gardeners and those that like low maintainance gardens.
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How to grow Henry Wilde
Henry Wilde likes a position of full sun and remember to water often. Keep in mind when planting that Henry Wilde is thought of as half hardy, so remember to watch your frost dates and ensure you have this plant protected when the temperature dips. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Henry Wilde are Zone 4 and Zone 9. Henry Wilde 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 Henry Wilde from seed
Ensure a distance of 4.68 inches
(12.0 cm) between seeds when sowing - look to sow at a depth of approximately 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 Henry Wilde about 21 days before your last frost date.
Transplanting Henry Wilde
Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Henry Wilde is a half hardy plant.
Harvesting Henry Wilde
The botanical epithet is from the Latin annuus