- Multi-branching stems, dark maroon flowers
- Wonderful for borders and as a cut flower
- Hardy annual, flowers the same year as sown
- Seeds harvested from grown plants can be used in baking
- 180 cm growing height
Mr. Fothergill’s Magic F1 Sunflower Seed – Black
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 inches). 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 inches) 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.
|Dimensions||7.8 × 3 cm|
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15.4 x 7.8 x 3 cm; 10 Grams
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1 May 2010
Mr Fothergill?s Seeds Ltd