Easy to grow F1 Hybrid. One of the darkest maroon, multi-branching sunflowers available in the market.
Ideal for borders and cut flowers. Sow successionally for flowers until frosts. Bees love the plentiful nectar.Vigorous and fast growing plant. A nice-eye catcher and visual protection on fences.
They are used for cutting, as dot plants and in groups.
They make excellent cut flowers if gathered just before they are fully open. Alternatively leave them on the plant for the birds to enjoy the seed-heads that follow.
Grow sunflowers in full sun and average soil with good drainage. It is best to directly sow the seeds in the ground in the late spring. Tall plants with few side branches may require staking—sunflowers often fall when subjected to high winds and heavy rain. After flowering and setting seed, these short-lived annuals will die. If you desire continuous summer sunflowers, plant seeds every two weeks in succession from mid-spring to early summer. These outstanding annuals make superb additions to cutting garden or vegetable plots. Children also love them because they are fun to plant and grow. Sunflower heads can also be cut with their seeds intact, dried indoors and brought outside to feed wildlife in winter.
Info source: Learn2grow.com
Genus - Helianthus
Species - Annuus
Variety - Black Magic
Common name - Sunflower
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 3 - 9
Height - 1,20 m
Spread - 0,40 m
Plant type - Annual flower
Exposure - Full Sun
Growth rate - Fast
Soil PH - Neutral, alkaline
Soil type - Any garden soil, rich fertile
Water requirements - Average, High
Landscape uses - Cottage gardens, wildlife gardens, cut flower garden
Bloom season - June - October
Leaf / Flower color - Greeen / Dark burgundy
Sow indoors from March to May in trays of seed compost or outdoors directly in to the soil after the last frost.
Sow singly, cover with 15 mm of fine compost. Firm gently and keep moist. Cover with glass, clear plastic or propagator lid.
Seedlings appear in 14-21 days.
Remove cover then seedlings appear.
Transplant when large enough outside 60 cm apart.
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