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.
Patio, Cottage Gardens, Cut Flower Garden
1 Packet (12 Sunflower Seeds) (TT03827)
Direct sow Sunflower seeds outdoors where they are to grow from April to May. Choose a position in full sun on well drained soil which has been raked to a fine tilth. Sow seeds thinly, at a depth of 1cm (1/2") in drills spaced 45cm (18") apart and cover seed with its own depth of soil to exclude light. Water the ground regularly, especially during dry periods. Germination usually takes up to 21 days. When sunflower seedlings are large enough to handle, thin them out to 30cm (12") apart.
Alternatively, sow indoors in individual 7.5cm (3") pots from March to April at a temperature of 20-25C (68-77F). Once germinated, grow sunflower plants on in cooler conditions until large enough to plant outdoors after all risk of frost has passed.
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50% germination 2016-05-04
Sowed the same as Little Dorrit but not the same germination.
T&M replied on 2016-04-06: Thank you for your review. I am sorry to learn that this variety has not been as successful. If you would like to contact our Customer Care Department at email@example.com, one of our agents will be happy to help.
Totally gorgeous 2013-07-26
Beautiful dwarf sunflower with gold and reddish brown flowers. Flower head is 6" across and the sunflower stands around 17" tall. Absolutely gorgeous.