Helianthus annuus 'Music Box'

Helianthus annuus 'Music Box'

Sunflower

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Helianthus annuus 'Music Box'
  • Common name: Sunflower
  • Plant type: Annual

Height: 70cm

Spread: 30cm

Flower colour:
  • Yellow
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Attractive to wildlife, Flowers

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Helianthus annuus 'Music Box' produces bi-coloured sunflowers with yellow and bronze-orange petals. It's ideal for growing towards the back of a herbaceous border, and makes an excellent cut flower.  

Like all sunflowers, Helianthus annuus 'Music Box' is a hungry plant – add plenty of well-rotted manure or garden compost before planting, and water regularly. Grow in full sun in fertile, moist but well-drained soil. You may need to stake it in exposed gardens.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Back
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Maintenance: Prefers rich soil
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers, Seeds for birds

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

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