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Best Sunflowers for Cut Flowers

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Sunflowers for Cut Flowers Seeds

A collection of premium, tall annual Sunflowers with in shades of yellow and gold, some with fully double blooms. Each plant is branching and produces many stems with lovely yellow and gold flowers with a dark centre and others with a lemon & lime central disk. Sunflowers are easy to grow, brilliant for cut flower production and excellent in the garden too. What's more they are pollenless, easy to work with and loved by florists and gardeners for their colours and soft texture.

For your cut flower patch sow indoors March-April then plant out in May. Sow again when the soil has warmed up outdoors (from May onwards) for a later crop. For cut flower production sow a batch of seeds every two weeks.

Genus Helianthus
Variety 4 packets of seeds: F1 Starburst Lemon Aura, F1 Sunrich Orange, Teddy Bear and Waooh
Plant Type Half Hardy Annual. Pollenless. Cut Flowers
Height & Spread 90cm -150 cm tall x 45cm wide (3 -5 feet tall x 18 inches wide)
Sow Seeds Sow seeds indoors (at 10-16°C) March-April then plant out in late April and May. Sow outdoors in spring (May) for a later crop of summer flowers. Sow every two weeks for cut flower production.
Thin/Plant Out Allow 45cm (18 inches) between plants.
Conditions Required Sunflowers prefer moist but well drained soil in full sun.
Water thoroughly in dry spells.
Flower Production Vigorous tall well branched plants produce many stems 45cm-60cm long (18-24 inches) with yellow and gold flowers up to 10-12cm (4-5 inches) wide produced from July to September. Takes 9-10 weeks from seed to flower.
Picking For cut flowers pick Sunflowers when the first few petals have unfurled. It's best to pick when it's cool, early in the morning or evening, strip most of the leaves from the stem and stand them in deep water for a few hours. Sunflowers have a long vase life, no preservative necessary.
Planting Combinations Sunflowers are some of the most stunning annual flowers you can grow. These are some of the best for cut flowers and most popular because of their performance. Sunflowers will amaze you with their beauty, speed of growth and long vase life.


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