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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



Temporarily out of stock
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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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.   Calendula - Very easy to grow in even poor soil. Extremely versatile. Also considered a herb. The leaves and petals can be used in salad. This plant will also repel insects when planted in borders of your garden.Producing brilliant orange flowers that add colour to your garden and sa Plant as a border in your garden to help repel harmful insects and attract early pollenators. Self sows, making it a great soil stabilizer on sloped or disturbed areas.   Nasturtium - Nasturtium are extensively used in organic pest control. They are beneficial in attracting aphids away from other prize plants as well as attracting beneficial hover flies that eat them. Easily grown in any soil and blooms for long periods. Nasturtiums require little water and no fertilizer, as enriched soil tends to  produce more foliage than flowers.  Use the brilliant colors of the flower petals and spice of the leaves as a garnish or to add the finishing touch to your garden fresh salads. Sweetly scented edible flowers and spicy scented foliage attracts hummingbirds.
Datura   Calendula   Nasturtium
(Datura inoxia)   (Calendula officinalis)   (Tropaeolum majus L.)

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