This is Yolanda Vanveen from Vanveenbulbs.
Next we're going to learn all about how much sunlight does a sunflower need.
It's a questionthat I get asked a lot of times.
How much sun is sun? Can they handle shade? Do theyreally have to be in full sun? When I really think about sun and shade I realize it's notreally a condition of sun or shade it's warm and cold, because a sunflower can actuallyhandle a little bit of shade if it's still in a really hot spot near a patio or wherethe house isn't sitting, just a little bit of shade.
Usually if it's still really hotit can handle some shade.
But yet you can put a sunflower in full sun next to deep forestand it'll reach for the sun, because it's just got all the cold from the forest.
So,pretty much when I'm trying to find a spot for my sunflower make sure you give it fullhot sun all day, but a little bit of shade is OK, because a lot of times it will stillgrow.
Plants will surprise you.
This particular sunflower appeared in the back of my gardenabout a month ago.
It just started growing and I recognized it as a sunflower.
There'ssome beautiful sunflower bushes just down the street.
I think a seed just came up thehill, maybe a bird brought it, or who know the wind brought it.
But, I love them.
I love fact I didn't even plant it.
It came to me.
So, that's the gloriouspart of gardening.
Sunflower love full sun.
I've got it in full sun, but in the afternoonit gets a little bit of shade and it still loves the conditions.
So, how much sunlightdoes the sunflower need.
It needs full hot sunlight all day, but it'll handle a littlebit of shade if it's still in a hot spot near the patio or a fence.
As long as it's hotit should be fine, try.
A lot of times I've put some plants in shadier areas and they'vestill done well.
You'd be surprised.