Helianthus annuus 'Claret' F1

Helianthus 'Claret' is a wine-red sunflower which has a good dark, rich and consistent coloured flowers. Claret was the best in our crimson sunflower trials. More
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Helianthus 'Claret' is a wine-red sunflower which has a good dark, rich and consistent coloured flowers.

Genus Helianthus annuus
Variety Claret F1
Type Hardy Annual
Common Name Sunflower
Border Position Back
Soil Type Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 1.5m (59in)
Spacing Plant 45cm (18in) apart.
Sowing, Seeds, Planting 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.
Care Tips Use a sturdy stake to support, as the wind may catch the heavy heads. Pinch out at 8-10 inches.
Flowering June - October, 12-14 weeks after sowing.
Vase Life 7-10 days, put straight into water and keep away from heat.
Harvesting Flower production: 3 months
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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  • Flowers/Harvest
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Heliantus annuus Claret - my 2015 star!

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Reviewed 23rd August 2015 by Ruth Crawley

This small packet of seeds has been my absolute delight of the summer. So easy to grow and despite the cold spring, when so much failed it has grown and flowered and flowered. The joy currently of a vase of these flowers with my Sarah Raven Dill and Indian Prince Marigolds is beyond measure. The depth of the colour is simply breathtaking and gives a wonderful feeling of early autumn hues to come.