Sunflower 'Tiger Eye' F1 HybridHelianthus 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.


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Bold bi-coloured blooms for up to eight weeks from July to October

An abundance of golden-yellow flowers each with a unique red ring around the centre

Attracts bees and butterflies

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Height Up to 60cm (24in)
Spread Up to 30cm (12in)

Hardy Annual

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Burning bright like tiger eyes, the bold blooms of this bi-coloured sunflower put on a stunning display for up to eight weeks from July to October. Sunflower 'Tiger Eye' produces lots of showy golden-yellow flowers, each with a unique red ring around the centre, borne on compact, multi-stemmed plants. Helianthus prefer full sun and will happily grow in beds, borders and containers – just shelter plants from strong winds. An RHS perfect for pollinators variety, which attracts bees and butterflies. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 30cm (12").

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. Try toasting the seed kernels for a nutritious snack. For more details about edible flowers click here.

Companion planting: Try growing sunflowers with chives to deter aphids.

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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 45cm (18") 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. Prefers a well drained soil in full sun.

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Feed and water sunflower plants regularly. Stake sunflower stems with tall canes to prevent wind damage. Deadhead faded Sunflower blooms to encourage more flowers to be produced.

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