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In this delightful range of sunflower seeds you'll find annual and perennial varieties in all sorts of colours - bright yellow, claret red, green and white. The various sunflowers listed here will grow from 45cm to 3m, depending on the variety you choose! Birds love to eat the seeds, so grow some sunflowers near your house and watch the birds feed in the autumn.
Helianthus maximiliani, Maximilian Sunflower
Often known as the Maximilian Sunflower, this attractive species produces masses of golden yellow, 7cm (3") wide blooms all the way up the tall stems, which have a sweet chocolate fragrance. Perennial sunflower Helianthus maximiliani makes a stunning addition to the back of borders and a good late summer food source for both birds and butterflies. Height: 250cm (98"). Spread: 100cm (39").
Companion planting: Try growing sunflowers with chives to deter aphids.
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