It is said that sunflowers symbolize worship. Perhaps it is because these bright yellow flowers are easy to grow and the flowers are very cute. They are a good gift for boosting the morale of friends and family. But maybe you prefer flowers that look like sunflowers.The following content also has some reference value for raised garden beds.
Whether this means bright yellow flowers or green flower stems, many plants are like sunflowers. The flowers of these families have the appearance of sunflowers, with bright yellow petals and dark brown centers.
Both families account for about half of the flowering plants in today's classification ¼。 But just because they are classified in this way doesn't mean they have no similarities with other species.
In fact, sunflowers are similar in appearance and can be seen everywhere, thriving in cold resistant areas throughout North America. If the bright yellow petals of sunflowers (a common type of sunflower) don't match your preferences, consider the flowers below. They look like sunflowers and have nothing else.
1 Black-eyed susan
This flowering plant has dark green leaves and is perennial in cold resistant regions 4-9. A stem grows from the center of a spoon shaped lotus flower, and in spring and autumn, the stem produces bright yellow cone-shaped flowers.
There are many varieties similar to sunflowers. Depending on the species, they will plant their own seeds and thrive in sufficient sunlight and partial shade. Black eyed Susan plants either require little or moderate water.
2 False sunflower
The reason why fake sunflowers are called fake sunflowers is because these plants are similar to sunflowers. They are up to six feet tall and three feet wide.
The center of a fake sunflower is yellow to dark brown, much like a regular sunflower. They thrive in partial to full sunlight and like drained soil.
This perennial herb, known scientifically as Echinacea oxyspora, is hardy in the 5-9 zone. The flower head is also similar to the flower head of Black Eyed Susan, with a dark brown center and yellow radiating petals. It blooms in summer.
Its function is the same as that of purple echinacea, because it is an edible plant. Its roots are used in tea for immune support. The seeds it sows also attract birds and butterflies
3 Japanese sunflower
The titmouse is a tall plant (up to 9 feet tall) with flowers that look like wild sunflowers. Compared to mammoth sunflowers, they are smaller and look more like bush daisies. Because they are self sowing perennial plants, they are usually planted to improve soil quality and feed livestock.
Although they do not look as delicate as Black Eye Susan, they provide the soil with a delicate NPK balance that many other flowering plants cannot provide. They like plenty of sunlight and well drained soil. Japanese sunflowers bloom all year round.
4 Orange sunflowers look very similar
Then there are orange flowers. Here, we just deviate slightly from the atmosphere of yellow sunflowers and turn more towards the fiery red sunflower analogues. Although not so many orange flowers look like sunflowers, each has its own characteristics. From compositae to marigold, if your aesthetic preference is bright orange, carefully screen these flowers.
Marigold "Orange King"
Calendula is a plant that is very attractive to bees and butterflies, and is deeply loved by gardeners. This is related to its ability to attract beneficial insects and trap harmful pests. For a long time, it has also been used as an antipyretic and to treat spastic muscles.
With large orange flowers that look like our sunny friends, this hardy annual plant has dense semi oval leaves. It can grow to 2 feet tall and 1 foot wide, making it a good complement to an already full garden.
5 African marigold
Marigold is another lovely plant with orange flowers that look like sunflowers and no dark brown center. On the contrary, their fragrant flowers are complex and get dirty in a cute display.
These plants thrive in Zone 2-11 every year, preferring ample sunlight and well drained soil. They are resistant to drought and deer. They also attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Although there is some debate about whether these flowering plants are the same as marigold, the fact remains that each plant is assigned to a different genus.
6 Coreopsis tinctoria
Safflower is a plant that grows on the plains of North America. Its interesting yellow flowers with red and orange inner hues are highly valued in grassland gardens because of their ability to attract butterflies, bees, and other nectar insects. Over time, it has been used by indigenous people to treat diuretics and nausea.
These perennial flowers plant themselves and tend to blossom more in wet years. It blooms all year round, usually in spring and autumn. Its dark green leaves reach one foot high and its clumps reach two feet wide. Because this is a plain plant, it likes well drained soil.