Grow the largest flower head!
Dustbin-lid-sized blooms up to 50cm (20") in diameter! Ideal for wildlife food and great for back of border. Height 3.5m (12'). HA - Hardy annual.
Easy to grow and a real favourite with children. Flowers like very large daisies with brightly coloured petals. Pollen-free varieties are ideal for hayfever sufferers and for cutting. Use petals and seeds in salads and cakes.
Sunflower heads are commonly thought to follow the sun. It is, however, only the immature flower heads that actually exhibit this phenomenon, not the open flowers.
Sunflowers can be used to remove toxic chemicals from soil and have been used to cleanse land following nuclear power station leaks.
Aftercare - Easy:False
Aftercare - Moderate:True
Aftercare - High:False
RHS Award of Garden Merit:False
Vegetables recommended by the NIAB:False
Award Winners in Fleuroselect Trials:False
Likes Acidic Soil:False
Beds & Borders:True
Prefers Full Sun:True