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Helianthus annuus 'Pacino' (Dwarf sunflower 'Pacino')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.4m
Max height
0.4m
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Helianthus annuus 'Pacino'

Other names

Dwarf sunflower 'Pacino'

Genus

Helianthus Helianthus

Variety or Cultivar

'Pacino' _ 'Pacino' is a dwarf sunflower with open branches bearing bright-yellow flowers with small centres in summer.


Helianthus annuus 'Pacino' is: Deciduous

Habit

Branching

Flower

Yellow in Summer

Foliage

Green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs , Snails Slugs , Snails

Powdery mildew , Sclerotinia diseases Powdery mildew , Sclerotinia diseases

General care

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

Helianthus annuus 'Pacino' (Dwarf sunflower 'Pacino') will reach a height of 0.4m and a spread of 0.4m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Beds and borders, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Wildflower

Cultivation

Sow seeds in humus-rich, moist, free-draining soil in a sunny position in spring, once danger of frost has passed. Alternatively, seeds can be sown in a propagator in late winter. Protect young plants from slugs and snails and avoid acidic soils.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

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Botanical name

Helianthus annuus 'Pacino'

Other names

Dwarf sunflower 'Pacino'

Genus

Helianthus Helianthus

Variety or Cultivar

'Pacino' _ 'Pacino' is a dwarf sunflower with open branches bearing bright-yellow flowers with small centres in summer.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Branching


Colour

Flower

Yellow in Summer

Foliage

Green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs , Snails

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew , Sclerotinia diseases

General care

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Helianthus annuus 'Pacino' (Dwarf sunflower 'Pacino') will reach a height of 0.4m and a spread of 0.4m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Beds and borders, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Wildflower

Cultivation

Sow seeds in humus-rich, moist, free-draining soil in a sunny position in spring, once danger of frost has passed. Alternatively, seeds can be sown in a propagator in late winter. Protect young plants from slugs and snails and avoid acidic soils.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Helianthus annuus 'Pacino' (Dwarf sunflower 'Pacino')

Common pest name

African cottom leafworm; Cotton leafworm; Egyptian cotton leafworm; Egyptian cotton worm; Mediterranean climbing cutworm; Meditteranea Brocade; Tobacco cutworm

Scientific pest name

Spodoptera littoralis

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Regulated pest; frequently intercepted with occasional outbreaks which have been successfully eradicated in the UK.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Helianthus annuus 'Pacino' (Dwarf sunflower 'Pacino')

Common pest name

American serpentine leaf miner; chrysanthemum leaf miner

Scientific pest name

Liriomyza trifolii

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Regulated pest already subject to review at the EU level (2013). Regularly intercepted in the trade.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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