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Helianthus annuus 'Music Box'

Sunflower

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy annual

Flower colour

Mixed

Feature

Flowers, Attractive to wildlife

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

Helianthus annuus 'Music Box'

Plant details

Of all the sunflowers, Helianthus annuus includes the largest species and cultivars. Some flower heads can be produced up to 30cm wide. Native to the USA, these plants have bristly and toothed broad leaves. They're quick-growing annuals that should be planted in a sunny position, in moist but well-drained soil. Helianthus annuus 'Music Box' produces bi-coloured flowers with yellow and bronze-orange petals.

Family: Asteraceae

Genus: Helianthus

Species: annuus

Cultivar: Music Box

Plant type: Hardy annual

Flower colour: Mixed

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Flowers, Attractive to wildlife

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 70cm

Spread: 30cm

Time to plant seeds: February to April

Flowering period: July to September


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