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Sunflower 'Russian Giant'

Helianthus annuus

Hardy Annual

 Customer Rating
A giant among annuals. Give them plenty of room and you will be rewarded with plants up to 3m (10ft) tall with huge yellow flowers often 30cm(12in) in diameter. Useful to grow against an unsightly shed or fence. Birds love the seeds so grow a few plants close to the house and watch them feed in the autumn. Flowers summer. Height 8-10ft.

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 (60 seeds)

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    • Despatch: Within 8 days
    • £1.99
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.For really giant sunflowers, sow them indoors in late winter/early spring, individually in 7.5cm (3in) pots at a temperature of 15-18C (60-65F). Grow on in good light conditions, harden off and plant out when all risk of frost has passed.

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. Russian Giant

    By John McMillan 10-08-2014

    Impressively tall but they have a tendency to fall over in the wind and rain. Emergency staking was required in all 3 sites these were planted.

    Joe
    12/08/14

    Thank you for your review, should you have any further issues please get in touch via email and we will be more than happy to assist you further.

  2. Easy & Fast Growing

    By A Davies 17-04-2014

    Very easy and fast germination, anyone can grow these. You will need to stake them as they start to grow tall to protect them from the winds, they are as described and as shown in the images. An excellent hardy flower, grew well in our heavy soil garden.

    Natalie
    17-04-2014

    Thank you for your review. I hope we can continue to be of service.

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