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Helianthus Seeds - Vanilla Ice

Botanical - Helianthus debilis

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30 Seeds
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SKU:
FA-HEL-04
 
Price £1.55
 
 
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30 Seeds.

Other Names - Sunflower…

Helianthus Vanilla Ice has a branching habit producing several blooms on one stem. The creamy-yellow coloured flowers with their dark brown centres make this variety one of the prettiest of all the sunflowers. This variety has a shorter growing habit compared to many other sunflowers making it suitable for growing in the borders. Vanilla Ice is very productive, long flowering and makes a superb cut flower for arrangements.

  • Prolific and long flowering.
  • Fun for children.
  • Loved by bees and other beneficial pollinators.

Suitable For - Flowers for cutting, wildflower gardens, children's garden, cottage gardens, containers

Sowing Months - February - May

Flowering Months - July - September


Soil Preperation

To help with moisture retention and fertility add a good amount of well rotted manure or compost to the soil. If the soil is a heavy clay add some gritty sand to help with drainage. Remove weeds from the area.

General Information
Habit Annual Soil type Moderately fertile, humus rich, moist but well drained soil
Type Tall Type Distance between plants 40 - 50 cm
Position Full sun Sowing depth 5 mm indoors, 2 cm direct sowing
Average height 200 - 250 cm Germination Temperature 15 to 18℃
Average spread 50 - 60 cm Days to germination 7 - 21 days
Hardiness Hardy down to -5 RHS Bee friendly Yes
Soil Ph Neutral to alkaline soil RHS Award winner No

Sowing Guide

Early Sowing/Module Sowing

Sow one sunflower seed onto the surface of moist compost in 7 - 10 cm pots.
Cover the seeds with a thin layer of compost.
Place in a propagator or if preferred cover with a clear polythene bag and seal. Germinate at the temperature suggested above.
Once the seeds start to germinate remove from the propagator or bag and place in a well lit area with a reduced temperature. Protect from frost.
When all risk of frost has passed and the sunflowers are growing strong and have a strong root system, plant outdoors.
Harden off over 7 - 10 days before planting out.

Direct Sowing

Sow direct from mid April to mid May 40 - 50 cm apart in a well prepared seed bed where the flowers are to grow.
Sow at the depth suggested above.
Keep the soil moist however do not overwater.


Growing On

Water the young plants regularly until established.
The helianthus plants when 50 - 60 cm tall will benefit from being fed with some liquid fertilizer. However avoid over feeding as this can lead to weakened stems.
Tall varieties will need supports adding to help prevent the flowers falling over.
Water established plants regularly in dry weather and especially if growing in containers.

TIP

For a continuous succession of sunflowers sow the seeds every 2 - 3 weeks from February to mid May.

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