Growing sunflowers for bees, birds and other wildlife ...

7 top tips for growing sunflowers. You don’t need a garden Sunflowers will grow in pots but need space, as well as - yep, you guessed it - plenty of sun.; Try growing different varieties Different bees like certain types of sunflower, so it's a good idea to try out a few different ones. Take a look at Alys Fowler's favourite sunflowers. Red sunflowers aren't thought to be as attractive to bees.…

Flowers of the Sun Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine

Swamp Sunflower (Helianthus angustifolius)-Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus) is a native sunflower with edible tubers. Its name certainly doesn’t sound American, but not to worry, it does have excellent family values and likes to dominate its surroundings. ... JULIET BLANKESPOOR founded the Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine in 2007 ...…

Helianthus - Wikipedia

Helianthus (/ ˌ h iː l i ˈ æ n θ ə s /) is a genus of plants comprising about 70 species. Except for three species in South America, all Helianthus species are native to North America and Central America.The common names "sunflower" and "common sunflower" typically refer to the popular annual species Helianthus annuus, whose round flower heads in combination with the ligules look like ...Family: Asteraceae…

The Many Uses of Sunflowers - Mother Earth Living

The Many Uses of Sunflowers Reader Contribution . by ... Sunflower oil is used in salad dressings, for cooking and in the manufacturing of margarine and shortening. It is used in industry for making paints and cosmetics. The roasted seeds make a coffee type drink. In countries where they grow sunflowers the seed cake that is left after the oil ...…