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Type: Annual
Seed #: 182
Common Name: Sunflower
Latin Name: Helianthus annuus
Variety: Russian Mammoth
Colour: Yellow
Temperature: 13C - 28C (55F - 82F) (Zone 4)
Blooms: July to September
Site: Full Sun
Height: 180cm - 300cm (71" - 118")
Spread: 30cm - 60cm (12" - 24")
Seeds per pack: 25
Price: $4.00
Plant these to encourage birds and butterflies to visit your garden frequently.
Attracts
Butterflies



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Sunflower


Notes: Astoundingly large seed heads characterize this variety. Truly mammoth flower heads that produce a wealth of seed. Use as a natural bird feeder or harvest the seeds yourself for roasting. Stake plants in windy locations as they are top heavy once in flower. Enjoys full sun and ample water for an abundant crop.


Instructions: Sow 3 cm deep. Germination is 8 to 15 days. Start indoors in April or direct sow outside when soil temperature allows.


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Autumn Beauty Sunflower - A beautiful addition to your garden. It's mix of vibrant reds and yellow flowers are easy to grow. Produces a flower stem at every node making it perfect for plentiful cut flowers. Birds will flock to the flowers when the seeds are ripe providing a natural bird feeder. Very sturdy in poor soil. Plant edible peas or sweet peas at the base of your sunflowers. The stalks and branches will serve as a place for the vines to cling to and create an attractive garden feature.   Datura - Vividly coloured, trumpet shaped flowers are followed by spiky ornamental seedpods, which are long lasting and suited for cut arrangements. Do not eat the seeds or any other part of this plant. May be poisonous. Not attractive to animals. Self sows.   Velvet Queen Sunflower -  A beautiful addition to your garden. Birds will flock to the flowers when the seeds are ripe providing a natural bird feeder or collect the seed head for your self for next years planting. Very sturdy in poor soil but an avid producer in evenly moist soils.
Autumn Beauty Sunflower   Datura   Velvet Queen Sunflower
(Helianthus annum)   (Datura inoxia)   (Helianthus annum)

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