• Sunflower Black Magic F1 Seeds

Sunflower Black Magic F1 Seeds

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20 Seeds
Helianthus annuus
Item Code: 13450
Hardy Annual (HA)
Full Sun
Suitable for Attracting Butterflies
Suitable for Attracting Bees
Suitable For Cutting
Perfect for Pollination
Height: 120cm(4ft)
Plant Class: Hardy Annual (HA)
Habit: Tall, Upright

Details

Details

Multi-branching stems, dark maroon flowers. Wonderful for borders and as a cut flower. Sunflowers are very easy to grow, they come in all sizes for borders, beds, pots and containers, adding warmth and vibrancy to any outdoor living space – large or small. They look dramatic combined with other easy annuals such as Cosmos, Coreopsis or Cornflower. Sunflowers are long-lasting whether used in the garden or as cut flowers, and attract a wealth of beneficial insects. Their spent heads can also be left to feed birds throughout winter.

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Planting & Harvesting

Sow & Grow

Sow outdoors, March-May, where they are to flower, 1.5cm (½") deep, directly into finely-prepared, well-drained soil, which has already been watered. Sow two seeds together every 45cm (18"). Seedlings usually appear in 14-21 days. Remove the weaker plant, which can be transplanted if desired. Water well until young plants are established. Or sow indoors, March-May, 1.5cm (½") deep, individually in small pots of compost. Water well and place in a cold frame or greenhouse. Keep the compost moist. Gradually accustom plants to outside conditions (avoid frosts), before planting out, May-June, 45cm (18") apart. Flowers: June to September.

Hint's & Tips

Easy to grow, but if garden pests are a problem, start seeds indoors. Bees are attracted to the flowers to feed on the nectar produced.