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Helianthus annuus 'Valentine' (Sunflower)

The perfect sunflower with primrose yellow petals and chocolate centres.
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20 seeds

5 jumbo seedlings (512078-5)

DELIVERY INFORMATION
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow Under Cover
Direct Sow
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Type
Hardy Annual
Position
Cutting Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
June - October, 12-14 weeks from sowing
Height
1.5m (5ft)
Group/Species
annuus
Common name
Sunflower
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
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

The perfect, large-flowered sunflower with primrose yellow petals and chocolate centres. An added bonus for use as a cut flower is that the pollen does not drop.

The calorie-rich seeds of Helianthus annuus can be eaten raw or roasted and added to salad and vegetable dishes for flavour and texture. Perfect for snacking on too.

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.