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A beautiful soft brown and crimson, with semi-double flowers – I love it.

Genus Helianthus
Group/Species annuus
Variety Double Dandy
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 'Double Dandy' reviews

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Reviewed 7th March 2020 by Ernie

As stated earlier

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Reviewed 15th August 2019 by Anne

Poor germination. Only one

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Posted 16th August 2019

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Susan

Poor germination (around 50%). Plants very variable in colouration and none of them had the colours promised in the photo. Some plants flowered bright yellow. Not very vigorous either. Disappointed.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Anne

Poor germination. Only one

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Jane

Germinated well and the flowers are stunning