Helianthus annuus

Sunflower Shock-o-Lat

R60.00

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.

3 in stock

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Whether you are growing flowers or vegetables or both, growing your own plants from seed, is one of the most rewarding things for any gardener and you don’t even need a green thumb to do it. With our guidance, it couldn’t be easier!

Flower type:Focal
Life cycle:Annual
Climate:Heat loving annual. Thrives in warm temperatures.
Sowing guide:Direct sow (recommended) in November to January.
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.
Position:Full Sun
Spacing:30-45 cm
Pinch:Yes, when 30-45 cm high.
Flowering time:60-65 days after sowing in November to January.
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.