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Helianthus annuus 'Valentine' | Sarah Raven

Helianthus annuus 'Valentine'

The perfect sunflower with primrose yellow petals and chocolate centres.
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20 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
June - October, 12-14 weeks from sowing
Height
1.5m (5ft)
Group/Species
annuus
Common name
Sunflower
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Size
20 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

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.

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.