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Sunflower Helianthus annuus Gummy Bear

A new type of ‘teddy bear’ sunflower, with the same cuddly flowerheads but this time in a cool lemon yellow that contrasts beautifully with the dark green leaves. Sunflower ‘Gummy Bear’ has a multi-branching habit, producing numerous fluffy flowers at the top of each plant. Each 3-5 inch flowerhead is densely packed with petals and produces minimal pollen making it perfect for cutting. Its outstanding garden performance has been recognised with a Fleuroselect Gold Medal. Grow in borders or containers. Kids will love them!

Sowing
Direct sow Sunflower seeds outdoors where they are to grow from April to May. Choose a position in full sun on well drained soil which has been raked to a fine tilth. Sow seeds thinly, at a depth of 1cm (&frac;1/2”) in drills spaced 45cm (18”) apart and cover seed with its own depth of soil to exclude light. Water the ground regularly, especially during dry periods. Germination usually takes up to 21 days. When sunflower seedlings are large enough to handle, thin them out to 30cm (12”) apart.

Alternatively, sow indoors in individual 7.5cm (3”) pots from March to April at a temperature of 20-25C (68-77F). Once germinated, grow sunflower plants on in cooler conditions until large enough to plant outdoors after all risk of frost has passed.
Approximately 15 seeds

Height: 170cm

Spread: 90cm

Sow: March – June

Flowering Time: July – September

Hardiness/longevity: Hardy Annual

 

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