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Sunflower 'Russian Giant' (Start-A-Garden™ Range)

Helianthus annuus

Hardy Annual

Easy to grow and a giant in sunflowers. Grows up to 3m (10ft) tall if given plenty of room and boasts eye-catching, huge yellow flowers up to 30cm (12in) in diameter. Excellent for the back of borders, ideal for children to grow and birds love the seeds and will feed from the flower heads in the autumn.

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.

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 sunflower seeds)

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    • Despatch: by Monday
    • £0.99
Where to sow: Outdoors where they are to flower.
Preparation: Prepare the ground by raking until it is fine and crumbly, removing any large stones.
Sowing: Sow thinly, 12mm (1/2in) deep in drills 45cm (18in).
Growing: When large enough to handle, thin out seedlings to 45cm (18in) apart.
For really giant sunflowers: Sow indoors individually into 7.5cm (3in) pots late winter/early spring at a temperature of 20-30C (68-86F). Grow on in good light, and plant out when all risk of frost is passed 45cm (18in) apart.
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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