name: "Dwarf Sunflower"
Latin name: Helianthus annuus
Growth habit: Upright
Max height: 24" - 36"
Spread: 12" - 18" Flowers: Summer - Fall
Available cultivars: 1 Origin:
Missouri Botanic Gardens
'Pacino' is a dwarf ornamental Sunflower growing
to a height of only 36". They say it is very easy to
grow, but I had a tuff time with it this past summer. 'Pacino' grows quickly, producing big, bold yellow
flowers measuring 4" to 5" across in late summer. 'Pacino'
is a good choice for beds or containers.
All varieties of Sunflowers are excellent for
Plant Dwarf Sunflowers in full sun in any well drained soil in either beds or
containers. Space plants 12" to 18" apart. If your
planning to grow 'Pacino' from seed... don't pre-start your seed
indoors. The plants will become leggy , and never recover. Wait
until after last frost and plant the seed outdoors. Keep their
soil moist allowing it to dry down between waterings. Feed monthly
with a balanced liquid plant foot.
Potential pests ~ diseases: Mildews.