Helianthus annuus, the common sunflower, is a large annual forb of the genus Helianthus grown as a crop for its edible oil and edible fruits. This sunflower species is also used as wild bird food, as livestock forage (as a meal or a silage plant), in some industrial applications, and as an ornamental in domestic gardens. The plant was first domesticated in the Americas.
Wild Helianthus annuus is a widely branched annual plant with many flower heads. The domestic sunflower, however, often possesses only a single large inflorescence (flower head) atop an un-branched stem. The name sunflower may derive from the flower's head shape, which resembles the sun.
Sunflower seeds were brought to Europe from the Americas in the 16th century, where, along with sunflower oil, they became a widespread cooking ingredient.
Evening Sun - Mostly shades of yellow with maroon blush of various intensity forming a ring around a dark centre, bush to 2m with multiple medium size heads, ideal for cutting.
To grow best, sunflowers need full sun. They grow best in fertile, moist, well-drained soil with heavy mulch.
10 seeds per packet