Mr Fothergill’s Sunflower Black Magic F1 Seeds
€3.75 “Price excl. VAT: €3.30”
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.
Height: 180 cm/72-inch
Plant Class: Hardy Annual (HA)
Useful Information: Suitable for cutting; Suitable for attracting Bees; Suitable for attracting Butterflies; Full sun; Perfect for Pollination
Sow and Grow: Sow outdoors, March-May, where they are to flower, 1.5 cm (1/2-inch) deep, directly into finely-prepared, well-drained soil, which has already been watered. Sow two seeds together every 45 cm (18-inch). 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, 1.5 cm (1/2-inch) 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, 45 cm (18-inch) apart. Flowers: June to September.
Hints and 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.
Pest and Disease Advice: Edible: Seeds harvested from grown plants can be used in baking. Packet seeds are not for consumption.
Note: Flowers may fade during hot weather and under stress
Availability: 4 in stock