Helianthus annuus-Sunflower. Ornamental sunflowers have not done well in the plots in Fargo. This year the rabbits devoured the plants; if left to grow and bloom bugs usually deform either the leaves, the flowers or both. In Dickinson, the plants were generally healthy but slow to bloom and a few bug problems surfaced in August.

Fargo Dickinson
July 25 September 1 July 12 August 26 Comments
Hgt. Spr. Hgt. Spr. Hgt. Spr. Hgt. Spr.
Ring of Fire-Ben, AAS (01) -- -- -- -- 30-36" 12-15" 48" 20-24" Fargo - Rabbits devoured

Dickinson - Not blooming in July but healthy plants, flower heads malformed in August
Soraya-Ben, AAS (00) -- -- -- -- 36 12 48-60 18-20 F - Rabbits ate

D - Golden orange; Not blooming in July, did alright in August but some bug problems