Introducing Two New Sunflower Varieties to plant
We are thrilled to introduce two new sunflower seed packets to our collection at PureSeeds.co.uk: the Sunflower Common Giant and the Sunflower Teddy Bear. These beautiful flowers are sure to bring colour and joy to any garden.
Sunflower (Common Giant; Helianthus Annuus)
The Sunflower Common Giant is a stunning variety that can grow up to twelve feet tall and produce blooms up to two feet in diameter. These large, bright yellow flowers with dark brown centers are a sight to behold and will attract bees, butterflies, and birds that will feast on the seeds. They are Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) approved for pollinators. This sunflower is an annual plant that blooms from mid-summer to early autumn, producing around 1000 seeds per head.
Sunflower Teddy Bear (Helianthus Annuus Variety)
The Sunflower Teddy Bear is a unique RHS award winning variety that produces blooms that look like fluffy teddy bears. These charming sunflowers have furry golden petals and a rounded face that will bring a smile to anyone's face. They are compact plants that grow up to two to three feet tall, making them perfect for container gardens or small spaces. The Sunflower Teddy Bear blooms for an extended period throughout the summer and is great for pollinators and birds. It can also be grown in pots to a smaller size.
Easy to Grow
Both of these sunflowers are easy to grow, making them an ideal choice for gardeners of all skill levels. They do like compost over basic garden soil and then they will thrive in full sun with regular watering. You can sow the seeds directly into the soil after the last frost or start them indoors in pots several weeks before the last frost. Once the seedlings have emerged, thin them out so that only the strongest plants remain. Sunflower seeds have an 80% germination rate, so plant a few seeds (at least 20 cm apart) and then pick out the strongest.
Care and Maintenance
To care for your sunflowers, water them regularly and fertilize them with a balanced fertilizer once a month. Both Sunflower varieties require staking to prevent them from falling over in high winds and both don't require pruning.
Great for Children
Sunflowers are also a great way to introduce children to the joys of gardening. With our packets of 30 seeds, children can learn how to grow their own sunflowers and share the beauty with others. Growing sunflowers is a fun and educational experience that can teach children about the plant life cycle, photosynthesis, and the importance of pollinators. Tell the children to have patience as the sunflowers seeds will take around 12 days to germinate and appear from the soil.
We are proud to offer high-quality seeds of both the Sunflower Common Giant and the Sunflower Teddy Bear at PureSeeds.co.uk. These sunflowers are not only beautiful but also great for the environment, providing food and habitat for a variety of pollinators and birds. Add a touch of happiness & sunshine to your garden with these delightful new additions to our collection of wildflowers.