Helianthus, ‘Soluna Lemon’ Sunflower

1,950 د.ك

Charming and cheerful branching Sunflower with bright yellow petals and dark, almost black centres. This Fleuroselect award-winning variety is very free flowering with smaller flowers which are perfect for cutting and bouquets. 4ft (1.2m)

Sunflowers with a difference. Ideal for looking architecturally splendid at the back of the border but in no way rigid, these form beautiful yet sturdy, branching specimens. The small and graceful flowers make excellent cut flowers.

Germination Instructions

Sow directly where they are to flower. Sow 15mm deep into finely prepared soil which has be raked to a fine tilth. Sow 2 seeds together every 45cm. Seedlings appear in 14-21 days. When large enough to handle thin out the weaker of the two plants, replant elsewhere if required. Water well until established. Can be started early indoors, sow into individual pots 15mm deep, place pots in a cold frame or greenhouse. Keep moist. Acclimatise and plant out after danger of frost has passed.

Growing Instructions

Easy to grow. Ideally placed near a fence or wall. Water deeply but infrequently. Feed sparingly. Will require staking or a support.

Cultivation Instructions

If you wish to harvest the seed protect the flower head with garden fleece to deter squirrels and birds, or cut the head and dry indoors. Seeds ready approx. 30-45 days after bloom.

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