Helianthus annuus 'Ms Mars'

Ideal for the front of the border, or growing in a pot. This came top in the sunflower trials at Parham House, historic gardens in Sussex. More
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This came top in the sunflower trials at Parham House, historic gardens in Sussex. Ideal for the front of the border, or growing in a pot.

Genus Helianthus
Group/Species annuus
Variety Ms Mars
Type Half-Hardy Annual
Common Name Ornamental Sunflower
Border Position Front, Middle
Soil Type Clay, Fertile, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 60cm (24in)
Spacing 45cm (18in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow early spring under cover or direct sow mid spring. Place 2 seeds 10cm (4in) apart at each planting post, 45cm (18in) apart. If both germinate, transplant one. Pinch out the tip at 45cm (18in) to encourage branching.
Care Tips If growing in a container, do not allow the soil to dry out. Pinch out at 8-10 inches.
Flowering June - October
Harvesting Flower production 3-4 months
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Helianthus annuus 'Ms Mars' reviews

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Reviewed 15th August 2019 by Anne

Not brilliant germination this year. But I love this

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Reviewed 11th August 2019 by Louise

These look so beautiful on the packet but didn't grow or flower! I follow a friend of Sara Raven's Instagram page - the POttery Gardener and they were planted in amongst grass - they looked fabulous there! However, they didn't​ grow when I followed suit.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Anne

Not brilliant germination this year. But I love this

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Katie

none germinated . so therefore not happy!

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Jane

Germinated well. Growth quite slow and final plants shorter than expected but flowers look great

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Judi

Theses are lovely, flowering well

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Marja

I sowed a few of these and none of them even germinated.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Nicola

Look fabulous. Will grow again

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Alison

Only one seedling has survived and has not flowered yet.

Disappointed

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Reviewed 4th August 2017 by J. Alexander

This looked an unusual sunflower, so I decided to try it. It wasn't until afterwards that I realised it wasn't very tall, but that was my mistake! It grew well, very strong, but the head is also very small for a sunflower, so I was rather disappointed....To top it all, it wasn't even a pinky colour - which was what attracted me to this unusual sunflower in the first place! Mine has come out a rather dull faded mustard! An ordinary sunflower would have been more cheery!

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for your feedback, we really appreciate it.

We're sorry to hear that your Ms Mars did not flower as expected. We want our customers to be delighted with their orders and can only apologise that this has not been the case.
Please do contact our Customer Service Team on 0345 092 0283 or info@sarahraven.com and they will happily discuss this further if you wish. Any photographs you can supply will also be very useful to us.

Kind regards,
The Sarah Raven Team"

Posted 4th August 2017