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Sunflower 'Irish Eyes'Helianthus annuus

Hardy Annual

What is Hardy Annual?
A plant that completes its entire life cycle (growth, reproduction, death) in one season.
Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.
78% (9 Reviews)

Dwarf and compact

Attractive yellow flowers

Stunning sown as drifts

Makes an intriguing annual hedge

Fulfilled and sold by Thompson & Morgan

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Height Up to 45cm (17.7in)
Spread Up to 40cm (15.7in)

Hardy Annual

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Description
Dwarf and compact, producing many branched stems with small leaves, topped by attractive yellow flowers with an unusual green central disk. Stunning sown as drifts in borders or in large containers, and makes an intriguing annual hedge.


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


1 packet (25 sunflower seeds) (24037)

Sowing
Sow thinly, 12mm (1/2") deep in drills 45cm (18in) apart in well cultivated soil raked to a fine tilth. Germination takes around 21 days. When large enough to handle, thin to 45cm (18in) apart.For Earlier Flowering: Sow indoors, individually in 7.5cm (3in) pots at 20-25C (68-77F).

When well grown, gradually acclimatise to outdoor conditions before planting out after all risk of frost.

Delivery

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 or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £4.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

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