Sunflower – Giant Yellow (Organic)


A very large yellow variety of sunflower, producing impressive blooms up to 30cm in diameter. No surprises here! This is a sunflower that does exactly what it says on the tin. Tall and sturdy plants producing huge single yellow flowers. The flowers are much loved by bees and if you leave the plants over the winter they provide a valuable ecological role as winter bird food (the seeds) and a habitat for many insects (the stems). If you have heavy clay soil, incorporating the remains of the plants into the soil in spring will lighten the soil due its high carbon content.
We always grow loads of sunflowers, dotted in amongst our other crops. They are really easy to grow and bring such a shameless joy to the garden. They are pure flower and nothing else!

(Approximate seed count – 30)

When to sow: March – June

Spacing: 40 x 40cm

Sunflower tips: Sow seeds under cover from March in 10cm pots and plant out once the last frost has passed, around mid-May.
Alternatively direct sow from May – June. Early plantings may need covering with fleece to protect from the cold.
Large varieties will need more space than smaller ones.