Helianthus annuus

Sunflower Shock-o-Lat


A well-known, but uniquely coloured favourite. This branching sunflower produces multiple pollen-less flowers. Each 15 cm diameter flower has rich chocolate coloured petals with golden yellow edges.


30 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 November to January.
    Planting Season:Spring / Summer
    Germination guide:Seeds will germinate in 3-5 days @ 21C. 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:60-65 days after sowing in November to January.
    Pinch:Yes, when 30-45 cm high.
    Position:Full Sun
    Final height:180-210 cm

    Harvesting Tips:

    Cut flowers in the morning when the petals are between halfway unfolded and fully open. Keep cutting as plants produce multiple flowers.

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