We have always grown sunflowers, for many reasons, including food for us, food for the Cocatoo’s and as a lure to keep the King Parotts away from the tomato patch.
These however are a whole new experience.
The deep Australian Red Gold colour of this sunflower is wonderful as is their habit of shooting many flowering branches from the typical sturdy sunflower stem.
Sunflowers are easy to strike, preferring to be planted where they are to grow in Spring or Summer.
Take care to allow the plant enough room though as the get to 2.5 metres high and 1.5 metres across.
25 fresh seeds