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Helianthus annuus 'Double Shine'


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Plant type

Hardy annual

Flower colour






Skill level


Helianthus annuus 'Double Shine'

Plant details

Sunflowers are easy to grow and always create a bold statement in the border with their large flowers. This variety which features in the Gardeners' World Sunflower Trial 2004, has bright golden yellow semi-double flowers, with a row of large petals on the outside and lots of smaller petals in the centre. Plants are easy to grow from seed and produce blooms freely throughout the summer. The flowers are pollen-free making them ideal for cutting because they last well in water and make little mess.

Family: Asteraceae

Genus: Helianthus

Species: annuus

Cultivar: Double Shine

Plant type: Hardy annual

Flower colour: Yellow

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 150cm

Spread: 40cm

Time to plant seeds: March to May

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