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Suncredible® Saturn Sunflower Helianthus hybrid

Exposure
  • Sun
Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
Mature Size
3' 2'8" 91cm 81cm
Height: 2' - 3'
Spread: 20" - 2'8"
Height: 61cm - 91cm
Spread: 51cm - 81cm
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  • Details

    24 - 36 Inches
    18 - 24 Inches
    20 - 32 Inches
    61cm - 91cm
    46cm - 61cm
    51cm - 81cm

    Features

    This everblooming sunflower is built on a well branched bush-like habit that is perfect for the back of the bed, as an annual screen or along a fence. The blooms are about 4” across and do not need to be deadheaded to continue blooming, but can be groomed for tidiness, and also makes a great cutflower. This plant blooms several weeks longer than similar sunflowers due to its semi indeterminate to determinate habit. Great for pollinators and will pump blooms all season and well into the fall for a great seasonal pop of color. 

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    Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer
    Disease Resistant
    Long Blooming
    Fall Interest
    Heat Tolerant
    Deadheading Not Necessary
    Drought Tolerant
    Attracts: 
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Resists: 
    Deer
    Native to North America

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Annual
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    24 - 36 Inches 61cm - 91cm
    Spacing: 
    18 - 24 Inches 46cm - 61cm
    Spread: 
    20 - 32 Inches 51cm - 81cm
    Flower Colors: 
    Brown
    Flower Colors: 
    Yellow
    Flower Shade: 
    Yel.low Petal Edges with a Bronze Center
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Green
    Habit: 
    Upright
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Sun

    The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Planting To Hard Frost
    Hardiness Zones: 
    9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Average Soil
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Cut Flower
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    Uses: 
    Specimen or Focal Point
    Uses Notes: 

    Great in landscapes and containers. It is well-suited to growing at the back of garden beds or along fences.  Makes a great cutflower.

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Great in average and rich soils, but also capable of growing in poorer soils and tolerant of dry conditions once established. A controlled release fertilizer application at the time of planting should be sufficient for the summer, however, a second application of controlled release fertilizer applied in mid-summer should increase bloom number and keep the plant producing longer.  A great home cut flower.

  • 4 Reviews

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    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • NJ grower. I have grown this variety of the Suncredible only in a container in the summer of 2022. I have found that Suncredibles do best directly in the ground garden soil. I pruned only the dying flowers off the plant to keep it tidy and in a smaller rounded shape, but you don't have to prune this at all. The state bird, goldfinch, likes to hide near this plant and the squirrels tend to stay away. This plant survived all the way after Halloween. I purchased my plant at a local nursery where I go every season because of the price difference.

      zincink
      , New Jersey
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • This is such a beautiful plant! It grew very well in full hot sun and had a lot of beautiful blooms!

      Christine
      , Washington
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • This plant was was fabulous in my landscape! Easily 3’ tall and wide. For that reason I was not happy for the few I put in containers. They just took over. But I will reorder this again for the back of garden. Thank you!

      Omaha Debbie
      , 1 year ago
    • Its OUT of this World and gardeners were over the MOON about Saturn!!- We grew this at the University of Illinois Master Gardener's Idea Garden- ALL fell in love with it! HOW can it be better than the Helianthus 'Suncredible Yellow' we raved about a few years ago (and is still great)?? IT IS!- More colorful, brighter blooms, flower power ALL season- even until the end of October, the spent blooms are actually attractive, it stands up well on its own and is a tough durable plant. We all decided it is a MUST HAVE plant for next year!

      Ann Tice
      , Michigan
      , United States
      , 2 years ago
  • 31 Awards

    Award Year Award Plant Trial
    2023 Top Performer University of Guelph
    2022 Top Performer UGA
    2022 Top Performer Oklahoma State University Botanical Gardens
    2022 Silver Medal Champaign County Illinois Master Gardener Idea Garden
    2022 Top Performer - Beds North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
    2022 Perfect Score, A Consumer Top 10 University of Florida - Fort Lauderdale
    2022 Top Performer Boerner Botanical Garden
    2022 Top Performer University of Guelph
    2022 Top Performer - In Ground South Dakota State - McCrory Gardens
    2022 Top Performer University of Minnesota - Morris
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