Sunflower Titan Seeds
Sunflower Titan Seeds
Sunflower Titan Seeds
Sunflower Titan Seeds
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Sunflower 'Titan' Seeds

Enormously satisfying to grow!
  • A hardy annual that flowers the same year as sown.
  • Easy to grow with record-breaking potential!
  • Tall, sturdy stems with glorious heads up to 60cm (24in) across.
  • Edible seeds – but save some for the birds!
  • Supplied as a packet of 25 (approx.) seeds ready to sow indoors or outdoors.

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Item: 760032
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True to its name, this giant among sunflowers is one of the tallest you can grow, with huge, long-lasting daisy-shaped blooms measuring up to 60cm (24in) across and reaching a height of up to 360cm (144in). Having the best record-breaking potential, this heirloom variety is the obvious choice for nurturing children’s interest in gardening as well as for indulging your competitive streak – even if just to impress the neighbours as the enormous flowers stand tall well above fence height!

Originating in North and South America, sunflowers were worshipped by the ancient Incas as a symbol of their sun god. They reached Europe by the sixteenth century, since when they have been grown in abundance by generations of gardeners and commercial growers for their impressive proportions as well as their highly nutritious seeds and oil. Capable of bringing a touch of sunshine to your garden even when days are dull, they are brimming with optimism and the joys of summer.

With enormous dark hearts fringed by glorious bright yellow petals, the flowers soak up the sun and redistribute its goodness in the form of large seeds, which you can roast and eat as a snack, scatter over salads or use in your baking – but don’t forget to save some for the birds! When the flowers have reached their peak, hang them up to dry naturally and they will provide a welcome autumn and winter buffet for our feathered friends.

However tall they grow, the sturdy, slightly prickly upright stems shouldn’t need staking, even in exposed positions, although for peace of mind you may want to provide some support, particularly if you are growing for a competition. The immature flowerheads will follow the sun through the day but once the petals have opened, the flowers will remain facing one direction

Supplied as a packet of 25 (approx.) seeds ready to sow indoors or outdoors. For best results, sow the seeds outdoors, directly into their flowering position, to allow the roots to establish firmly with uninterrupted growth. Choose a sunny, sheltered spot with well-draining soil. If necessary, add plenty of well-rotted manure or compost to the ground before planting. Sow from March to May either indoors for planting out in June to July, or outdoors directly into their growing position. These hardy annuals will flower from June to September, in the same year as sowing.

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Item 760032 supplied as:

Supplied as a packet of 25 (approx.) seeds ready to sow indoors or outdoors.

Performance subject to growing conditions.
Origin UK.
Packet seeds are not for consumption.

Plant Care Information

Plant In Sunshine
Plant In Sunshine
Protect From Frost
Protect From Frost
Edible
Edible
Cut Flower
Cut Flower
Easy To Grow
Easy To Grow
Wildlife Friendly
Wildlife Friendly

Top Tips

  • Protect young plants from slugs and snails.
  • Easy to grow but if garden pests are a problem, start the seeds indoors.
  • Seeds harvested from grown plants can be roasted and eaten but packet seeds are not for consumption.
  • Sunflowers are great cleansers of the soil so plant them to improve soil quality.

Care Information

How to grow Sunflower ‘Titan’

  • Sow outdoors, March to May, where they are to flower, 1.5cm (˝in) deep, directly into finely prepared well-drained soil that has already been watered. Sow 2 seeds together every 45cm (18in). Seedlings usually appear in 14-21 days. Remove the weaker plant, which can be transplanted if desired. Water well until young plants are established.
  • Or sow indoors, March to May, 1.5cm (˝in) deep, individually in pots of compost. Water well and place in a cold frame or greenhouse. Gradually accustom plants to outside conditions (avoid frosts), before planting out 45cm (18in) apart.
  • Flowers June to September.


Aftercare

  • Keep well watered and feed regularly.
  • Provide some support to the stems if necessary.
  • Harvest the seeds at the end of the flowering season for eating yourself or for feeding the birds. You can even save some of the seeds for next year’s sowing.

Planting/Flowering Calendar

Planting Time
Flowering Time
Sowing Time
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Fully Grown Plant Dimensions (approx)

Plant Dimensions
300 cm
60 cm
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