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Sunflower 'Prado Yellow'

Helianthus annuus

Hardy Annual

Producing superior cut flowers, this variety is naturally multi-stemmed with lots of quality flowers on short stems and if the first bud is pinched out there will be even more! Excellent for the back of the border, easy to grow and quick to bloom. Flowers summer. Height 1.2-1.5m (48-60in).

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. Try toasting the seed kernels for a healthy snack. 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 (20 sunflower seeds)

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    • Despatch: Within 1 days
    • £2.89 £0.99
Sow early spring to early summer outdoors where they are to flower. Sow 12mm (0.5in) deep in rows 30cm (12in) apart. Germination usually takes around 21 days.Sowing can also be done indoors in early spring, sow the seed individually in 7.5cm (3in) pots. Germination takes 1-2 weeks at 20C (70F).

When large enough to handle, thin out the seedlings to 30cm (12in) apart. They prefer a sunny open site but will grow in most soils. For early spring sowing, gradually acclimatise to outdoor conditions for 10-15 days before planting out after all risk of frost has gone.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above.

Despatch: Within 24 hours applies to orders placed online from Sunday to Thursday. Orders placed online on Friday or Saturday will be despatched on Monday. Please note that for Bank Holiday weekends, orders placed Friday to Sunday will be despatched on Tuesday.

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.

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