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Sunflower 'Earth Walker'

Helianthus annuus

Hardy Annual

 Customer Rating
A diverse mixture of charming Sunflowers in a range of bronze and yellow, also including the exquisite deeper chocolate-brown shades. The good quality plants, producing many heads, are ideal for border displays. Easy to grow; ideal for children. Height: 180-270cm (6-9ft).

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.


Companion planting: Try growing sunflowers with chives to deter aphids.


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Companion Planting

Ideal For:
cottage gardens, wildlife gardens, cut flower garden
Flowering Period:
July, August, September
Sowing Months:
March, April, May
Position:
full sun
    • 1 packet (30 seeds)

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    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
    • £2.69
Sow March to May or late winter/early spring, thinly, 12mm (0.5 inch) deep in drills 30cm (12 inches) apart in well cultivated soil raked to a fine tilth. Germination usually takes around 21 days.

When large enough to handle, thin seedlings to 30cm (12 inches) apart. Alternatively, you can sow indoors in late winter/early spring for earlier flowering. Sow individually into 7.5cm (3 inch) pots at 20-30C (68-86F). When well grown, gradually acclimatise to outdoor conditions before planting out after all risk of frost.

Prefers a well drained soil in full sun. Flowers mid/late summer to autumn.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.


Orders for packets of seed incur a P&P charge of £1.95.
Orders which include any other products will incur a P&P charge of £4.95.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum P&P charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.


Please see our Delivery / P&P page for further details and details of any surcharges that may apply to certain destinations.

Reviews
  1. Luscious Earthwalker

    By Toni Abram 29-08-2013

    I have been growing sunflowers for three years now and whilst I have been able to grow giant and dwarf varieties I have always wanted to grow something other than traditional yellow, so this year I purchased some Earthwalkers from Thompson and Morgan and I was not disappointed. The first flower is a luscious red brown colour and I have counted another five buds on the plant too, so when the first flower has faded there will soon be more. And it is tall too. I expected my Earthwalker to be smaller in height than my giants but it is as tall as some of them.  A beautiful plant and one I will definitely grow again.

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