Helianthus 'Lemon Queen'
sunflower 'Lemon Queen'
'Lemon Queen' is a strong-growing perennial to 2m tall, with coarse, dark green foliage and light yellow flowers 5cm wide, with pale yellow ray florets about a dark yellow central disk
Ultimate height1.5–2.5 metres
Time to ultimate height2–5 years
Ultimate spread0.5–1 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained
Colour & scent
- Full sun
West–facing or East–facing or South–facing
- Native to the UK
Helianthus can be tall, erect annuals, tuberous or rhizomatous perennials, with coarse simple leaves and large daisy-like flower-heads
- Name status
How to grow
Grow in a moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil in full sun. Needs a long hot summer to flower well. May need support
Propagate by division in spring or autumn
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- City and courtyard gardens
- Cottage and informal garden
- Flower borders and beds
Cut back after flowering
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