Black Magic F1 Sunflower Seed by Mr. Fothergill’s. Wonderful as a cut flower. Multi-branching stems, dark maroon flowers. Wonderful for borders and as a cut flower.
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; Varieties only available direct from Mr Fothergill’s
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. Keep the compost moist. 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: Easy to grow, but if garden pests are a problem, start seeds indoors. Bees are attracted to the flowers to feed on the nectar produced.
Pest and Disease Advice: Edible: Seeds harvested from grown plants can be used in baking. Packet seeds are not for consumption.
Note: Flowers may fade during hot weather and under stress.
1x 20 Seeds Pack