Giant Single Sunflower Seed by Mr. Fothergill's. Huge heads on giant stems are easy, fast growing with huge heads on giant stems. A favourite with children, who can grow the tallest?.
Height: 180 cm/72-inch
Plant Class: Hardy Annual (HA)
Useful Information: Suitable for cutting; Suitable for attracting Bees; Suitable for attracting Butterflies; Full sun; Perfect for Pollination
Sow and Grow: Sow outdoors, March-May, where they are to flower, 1.5 cm (1/2-inch) deep, directly into finely-prepared, well-drained soil, which has already been watered. Sow two seeds together every 45 cm (18-inch). Seedlings usually appear in 14-21 days. Remove the weaker plant, which can be transplanted if desired. Water well until young plants are established. Or sow indoors, March-May, 1.5 cm (1/2-inch) deep, individually in small pots of compost. Water well and place in a cold frame or greenhouse. Gradually accustom plants to outside conditions (avoid frosts), before planting out, May-June, 45 cm (18-inch) apart. Flowers: June to September.
Hints and Tips: Leave the dead flower heads to attract and help feed wild birds in autumn. Easy to grow, but if garden pests are a problem, start seeds indoors.
Pest and Disease Advice: Edible: Seeds harvested from grown plants can be used in baking. Packet seeds are not for consumption.
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