Sunflower Giant King Kong

Overview

Botanical Name: Helianthus annuus

Very strong, thick stems. Majestic plant growing to 5m. Feed and water generously to maximise the height. Watch out for overhead power lines!

  • Tallest of them all – up to 5m
  • Very large main flower up to 40cm across
  • Great for growing competitions

Plant Height: 5m

How To Grow

Sow Spring to early Summer, 10mm (½”) deep and about 50cm (20”) apart, direct where they are to flower. Keep well watered and mulched in hot and dry weather. Choose a site that is protected from wind and receives lots of sunlight. Staking recommended at early stage of growth.

When To Plant

South Island: Jan, Feb, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

North Island: Jan, Feb, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Flowering

12 weeks