Thompson and Morgan Sunflower Solar Flash - 10 seeds


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Add an impressive, bright splash of colour to your patio or garden this summer with Sunflower Solar Flash. This dwarf, bushy sunflower makes a stunning container plant as well as a fantastic cut flower. A charming little sunflower that is multi-headed and early flowering, producing distinctive gold and bronze sunflowers with a chocolate coloured, pollen free centre.

Flowering period: Jul-Sep
Sowing months: Mar-Apr
Position: Full sun
Height: 50cm

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 in drills spaced 45cm 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 apart.

Alternatively, sow indoors in individual 7.5cm pots from March to April at a temperature of 20-25C. Once germinated, grow sunflower plants on in cooler conditions until large enough to plant outdoors after all risk of frost has passed. Feed and water sunflower plants regularly. Stake sunflower stems with tall canes to prevent wind damage.

Quantity: 1 packet of 10 seeds

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