Information About Desert Sunflower
Desert Sunflower Info: Learn About Hairy Desert Sunflower Care
By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer
Hairy desert sunflowers have been tagged with a rather unappealing name, but the yellow daisy-like blooms with bright orange centers are anything but dull. Want to learn how to grow desert sunflowers? (It’s easy!) Click here for more desert sunflower information.
How to Grow a Sunflower in a Pot
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Sunflowers are native American plants with many uses. Their oil is used for biodiesel and cooking oil, and their seeds can make tasty snacks. A sunflower also makes a bright and happy addition to any sunny window or balcony. Growing a sunflower in a pot is an easy project that even small children can enjoy.  X Research source
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