Helianthus annuus 'ProCut Plum'

A statuesque and elegant sunflower with petals the most delicious mix of soft colours, dusky crimson and café-au-lait. More
20 seeds 152033 £4.95 In stock
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A statuesque and elegant sunflower with petals the most delicious mix of soft colours, dusky crimson and café-au-lait. This was one of my favourite new discoveries in our trials last summer.

Genus Helianthus
Group/Species annuus
Variety ProCut Plum
Type Hardy Annual
Common Name Sunflower
Border Position Back
Soil Type Alkaline, Chalky, Clay, Fertile, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained
Height 1.5m (4ft 9in)
Spacing Plant or thin to 45cm (18in) apart.
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow in early spring indoors on a windowsill, with a single seed to a 9cm pot or direct sow mid spring. Sow 2 seeds at 45cm (18in) intervals, if both germinate, transplant one. Pinch out the growing tips at 45cm (18in) to encourage branching.
Care Tips Sunflowers are hungry feeders. Improve the soil before planting out with plenty of well-rotted manure or garden compost. Water your sunflower plants regularly. You will need to stake them if they’re in an exposed position.
Flowering July - September
Vase Life Bred as a cut flower, this needs no special conditioning
Harvesting Flower production: 3 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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