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Helianthus annuus 'Infrared'


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Key information

Plant type

Hardy annual

Flower colour

Red, Bronze





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Plant details

Sunflowers are great plants for the beginner, as they are easy to grow from seed and put on a good show right through the summer. 'Infrared' produces flowers in an attractive range of red bicolours which are guaranteed to add warmth to any planting scheme. Plants produce lots of branches ensuring a continuous supply of blooms. The flower heads are good for cutting or can be left on the plants to form seeds, which will attract birds to the garden later in the year. This variety features in the Gardeners' World Sunflower Trial 2004.

Family: Asteraceae

Genus: Helianthus

Species: annuus

Cultivar: Infrared

Plant type: Hardy annual

Flower colour: Red, Bronze

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 40cm

Spread: 180cm

Time to plant seeds: March to May

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