Is Mexican sunflower edible?
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People also ask, what does a Mexican sunflower look like?
The foliage and stems are covered with a soft downy fuzz, and the underside of the leaves are hairy. The foliage of Mexican sunflower is coarse and hairy (L); the ovoid to deltoid leaves have serrate margins and are usually entire (C) but may be three lobed (R). Flowers are produced from mid-summer until frost.
Furthermore, how do Mexican sunflowers grow? Plant seeds of Mexican sunflower plants in the ground in spring, when danger of frost has passed. Sow directly into moist soil, pressing the seeds in and wait for germination, which normally occurs in 4 to 10 days. Don't cover the seeds, as they need light for germination.
Beside above, should you deadhead Mexican sunflowers?
Carefully remove spent Mexican sunflower blooms deadheading to make room for the new ones, will encourage the plants to grow flowers for a longer time, even producing bright blooms even in late fall. For the best results, place Mexican flower plants at the back border, and in groups.
How do you collect Mexican sunflower seeds?
Plants are ready to harvest when the heads turn brown and most of the leaves have dropped. Cut the stem — one foot from the head — using sharp pruning shears and place in a paper bag. Do NOT use plastic. Hang upside down in a cool room with good ventilation and check often — seeds fall freely from the head when dry.