2001 AAS Flower Award Winner:
Sunflower 'Ring of Fire'
National Winner
2001 AAS Flower Award Winner:
Sunflower 'Ring of Fire'
National Winner
2001 AAS Flower Award Winner:
Sunflower 'Ring of Fire'
National Winner

Sunflower 'Ring of Fire'
2001 AAS Flower Award Winner

'Ring of Fire' is a five-inch sunflower having golden petal edges and a ring of red surrounding the chocolate brown center. Decidedly different from other sunflowers, 'Ring of Fire' stands out in a crowd of plain gold or yellow flowers. Later to bloom, 'Ring of Fire' may require 120 days to show bicolor blooms, but this late season display is often what the garden needs for a fresh new look. Needing a full-sun garden, 'Ring of Fire' plants may reach 4 to 5 feet tall, spreading 2 to 3 feet. The long flower stems are perfect for cut flowers. If not cut, flowers may produce seed for wildlife, another benefit to grow 'Ring of Fire.'

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AAS Winner Primary Details
Award: AAS Flower Award Winner
Award Type: National Winner
Class: Sunflower
Variety Name: 'Ring of Fire'
Genus: Helianthus
Species: annuus
Year: 2001
Common Name: Sunflower
Type: Flowers from Seed
Breeder: Benary Seed
Close Market Comparison: 'Indian Blanket,' 'Floristan'
Plant Needs
Duration Type: Annual
Light Needs: Full sun
Water Needs: Normal
Staking Required: NO
Plant Characteristics
Foliage Color: Green
Plant Habit: Upright
Plant Height: Tall: Over 24"
Garden Spacing: 30 inches
Bloom Time: Summer
Bloom Color: Red, Brown, gold
Bloom Color Pattern: Bicolor
Bloom Size: 5 inches
Fragrance: None
Pollinator Friendly: Bees, Butterflies, Birds
Home Gardener Use
Container: NO
Hanging Basket: NO
Low Edging: NO
Medium Height Divider: NO
Tall Background: YES
Herb: NO
Cut Flower: YES
Dried Flower / Everlasting: NO
Houseplant: NO
Water Garden: NO
Edible Ornamental: NO

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