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Sunflower 'Solar Flash' F1 Hybrid Helianthus annuus

Just £3.69

2 Reviews

Pollen-free sunflower

1 packet (12 sunflower seeds) £3.69 Despatch: by Monday
Description Sowing More Info Delivery Reviews
This dwarf, bushy sunflower makes an impressive container plant for adding a bright splash of colour to the patio. Sunflower 'Solar Flash' is multi-headed and early flowering, producing distinctive gold and bronze sunflowers with a chocolate coloured, pollen free centre. Growing to just 50cm (20") tall, this charming little sunflower makes a fantastic cut flower. Height: 50cm (20"). Spread: 35cm (14").

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


Patio, Cottage Gardens, Cut Flower Garden

Hardy

Full sun

50cm (19.7in)

35cm (13.8in)

1 Packet (12 Sunflower Seeds) (TT03827)

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Feed and water sunflower plants regularly. Stake sunflower stems with canes to prevent wind damage.

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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For your complete peace of mind, our Home and Garden products may be returned to us within 30 days of purchase for a refund of the purchase price. Items must be returned unused, at your cost and in mint condition. All items carry a manufacturer's 12 month defects warranty.

Reviews

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 ccare@thompson-morgan.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.

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