Helianthus annuus

Sunflower Red Sun


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An open polinated heirloom variety. Branching in habit with luxurious vibrant dark red petals surrounding a dark centre. Flower head is 12-15 cm in diamater.


40 seeds per packet.

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    Flower type:Focal
    Life cycle:Annual
    Climate:Heat loving annual. Thrives in warm temperatures.
    Sowing guide:Direct sow (recommended) in September to January. Alternatively sow in pots and transplant after 14-20 days.
    Planting Season:Spring / Summer
    Germination guide:Seeds will germinate in 7-14 days @ 20-24C. Cover with a layer of soil. Keep moist (not wet) until germination. Water seedlings often until they have established.
    Good Bee Food:Yes
    Flowering time:100-120 days after sowing in September to January.
    Pinch:Do not pinch
    Position:Full Sun
    Final height:150 cm

    Harvesting Tips:

    Cut flowers in the morning when the petals are between halfway unfolded and fully open. This is a branching variety, producing multiple stems per plant.

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