Helianthus '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
Variety 'Ms Mars'
Group annuus
Type Half-Hardy Annual
Common Name Ornamental Sunflower
Border Position Middle, Front
Soil Type Fertile, Clay, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 50-60cm (20-24in)
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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