Sunflower 'Sonja'

Photo: Nina Pope 19.07.12

Sunflower 'Sonja'

Sunflower "Various" (Helianthus annus)

Flowering Annual - Edible?: Edible

In Tuesday 29th May 2012

  • Sown Indoors by Ashley, Sat 24th Mar '12
  • Planted Out by Group, Tue 29th May '12

Chiltern Seeds say "This is a splendid, award-winning variety which, whilst being a fine border plant (groups of four to six plants per square yard are recommended), was bred with the cut flower user in mind. The small, erect plants, only 3 ft. or so in height, are well filled with side branches and produce a fine yield of strong-stemmed, four inch, dark-centred blooms of a lovely tangerine-gold-orange colour quite distinct from the yellows of other Sunflowers. The flowers, cut when just starting to show colour, last well in water. 3-3½ ft."

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