Sun Flower Growbar

Sunflower Bar

Start growing february — june

Sun gold sunflower

Sun Gold

produce giganic, fluffy flower heads which look like golden-coloured pompoms.

(Annual)

Vanilla Ice

Vanilla Ice

offer pale lemon-yellow petals which contrast vividly with the dark black centre.

(Annual)

Sunflower Red Sun

Red Sun

an unusual variety which produces dramatic, deep red flowers on tall stems.

(Annual)

Enjoy growing the jolliest of garden flowers! The cheerful golden faces will bloom on impressive towering stems, and produce tasty seeds beloved by birds.

Start by unwrapping your Growbar and place it with the brown protective paper facing upwards, into a container with plenty of space to allow it to expand. Gently pour half a litre of water into the tray and position indoors on a warm, bright sunny windowsill. The seeds will need to be a cosy 18°-22° to germinate.

Water regularly and ensure the Growbar is perfectly moist, it should remain the colour of a rich dark ginger cake.

After a few weeks you should have a bar neatly dotted with little seedlings. These will be happy growing together in the bar for a further month in their sunny location.

When the seedlings have produced 4-8 leaves you may then gently separate them, being careful to not damage the delicate roots, and plant them in individual pots or a sunny weed-free spot in the garden. Plants grown in the ground with plenty of space and sunlight will produce more abundant fragrant foliage but it is possible to grow the seedlings in large containers on the balcony or patio.

Sunflowers grown in the ground will likely be larger and more impressive. Use a sturdy stake to support them, as the wind may catch the heavy heads and cause the stems to bend or snap.

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Sun Flower Growbar
Sun gold sunflower

Sun Gold

produce giganic, fluffy flower heads which look like golden-coloured pompoms.

(Annual)

Vanilla Ice

Vanilla Ice

offer pale lemon-yellow petals which contrast vividly with the dark black centre.

(Annual)

Sunflower Red Sun

Red Sun

an unusual variety which produces dramatic, deep red flowers on tall stems.

(Annual)