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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
sunflower 'Lemon Queen'
Helianthus can be tall, erect annuals, tuberous or rhizomatous perennials, with coarse simple leaves and large daisy-like flower-heads
'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
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilClay, Chalk, Loam
Time to ultimate height
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
Flower borders and beds
City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Cut back after flowering
Pests Can get slugs and snails
May be affected by powdery mildews and sclerotinia diseases
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sunflower 'Lemon Queen'
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