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Helianthus annuus 'Sonja'

A classic cut flower variety of sunflower with pretty, petite flowers in a golden yellow - the ideal size for cutting for hand tied bunches and medium vases.
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50 seeds

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Sow Under Cover
Direct Sow/ Plant Out
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Type
Hardy Annual
Position
Cutting Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
July - September
Height
90cm (36in)
Group/Species
annuus
Common name
Sunflower
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Size
50 seeds
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
45cm (18in)
Cultivation
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.

Description

A classic cut flower variety of sunflower with pretty, petite flowers in a golden yellow – the ideal size for cutting for hand tied bunches and medium vases. It's easy to grow and a prolific flowerer.

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.