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Vintage Sunflower Mix

A classy and sophisticated grove of sunflowers very different to the Van Gogh yellows, and to me, all the lovelier for its mix of rich and gentle tones.
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30 seeds

20 jumbo seedlings

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Sow Under Cover
Direct Sow/ Plant Out
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Type
Hardy Annual
Position
Cutting Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
August - October
Height
1.5m (5ft)
Common name
Sunflower
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
45cm (18in)
Cultivation
Sow spring under cover or direct sow mid spring. Place 2 seeds 10cm (4in) apart at each planting post, 30- 45cm (12-18in) apart. If both germinate, transplant one. Pinch out the tip at 30-45cm (12-18in) to encourage branching.

Description

A classy and sophisticated grove of sunflowers very different to the Van Gogh yellows, and to me, all the lovelier for its mix of rich and gentle tones. Grow these together in a garden sunflower swathe and pick again and again for a jug or vase. The more you pick, the longer they flower.

This collection contains a seed mix of, or 10 jumbo seedlings each of:

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.