This tall multi-headed plant grows to 2-3m high, producing brown and terra-cotta flowers. Sow in open ground April/May to flower July to September..
Seed Count - 30
When to sow
March to May
Where to sow
Direct into weed free flowering site about 2cm deep. Alternatively, you can sow indoors in early spring. Sow seeds 12mm (1/2 inch deep) in individual pots 7.5cm (3in) at 68-72°F (20-22°C). Germination normally takes between 7-10 days. Once the plant is established, gradually harden off and plant out in early June, when all chances of frost has ceased. .
What to do next
If sown direct, thin out seedlings to about 30cm apart. Sunflowers do not like transplanting and are short lived if subjected to this process. Prefers a well drained soil in full sun.