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Sunflower 'Italian White'

Helianthus annuus

Hardy Annual

 Customer Rating
Boldly contrasting, big creamy white flowers with deep chocolate centres. Excellent for flower arranging and great at back of borders or against a tall wall where they provide atmosphere and contrast. Flowers summer. Height 4-5ft.

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, June
Position:
full sun
    • 1 packet (40 seeds)

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    • Despatch: Within 8 days
    • £2.69
Sow early spring to early summer outdoors where they are to flower. Prepare the ground well and rake to a fine tilth before sowing. Sow 12mm (0.5in) deep in rows 45cm (18in) apart. Germination usually takes approximately 21 days.

When large enough to handle thin out to 45cm (18in) apart.

They prefer a sunny open site but will grow in most sites and soils.

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.


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Reviews
  1. My favourite sunflower

    By VALERIE BURNHAM 21-09-2011

    I grew these in 2011 and they are amazing. They grew strongly and flowers lasted well, needing very little or no staking, even against strong wind. They are multi branched and a lovely lemony white colour. I like the way they don't all face to the sun as I was growing them in a central bed. They certainly gave height to my border and I'm certainly growing them again next year.

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