Position

Sun exposure:
Full sun
Aspect:
South facing, west facing
Position in border:
Back

Soil

Prefers rich soil:
Clay / Heavy / Moist / Well Drained / Light / Sandy

Sunflowers are among the easiest and most rewarding annuals to grow. They're also some of the tallest, with many varieties producing huge, saucer-shaped yellow flowers that tower over other plants in the border.

Helianthus annuus 'Moulin Rouge' bears unusual dark red blooms with a dark brown centre. it's ideal for growing towards the middle of the herbaceous border, and does not require staking. Grow alongside other, yllow-flowered sunflowers for dramatic effect, or use in the cuttings patch.

For best results, sow Helianthus annuus 'Moulin Rouge' seed in individual 10cm pots of moist seed compost in April to May, cover with cling film and place on a sunny windowsill or greenhouse bench. Remove the cling film once the seeds have germinated, and water plants regularly, allowing the water to drain. Pot on into larger pots with multipurpose compost, before eventually planting outside once all risk of frost has passed.

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Helianthus ‘Moulin rogue’ and wildlife

Helianthus ‘Moulin rogue’ is known for attracting bees, beneficial insects, birds, butterflies/moths and other pollinators. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers and has seeds for birds.

Is known to attract Bees
Bees
Is known to attract Beneficial insects
Beneficial insects
Is known to attract Birds
Birds
Is known to attract Butterflies/​Moths
Butterflies/​Moths
Is known to attract Other pollinators
Other pollinators

Is Helianthus ‘Moulin rogue’ poisonous?

Helianthus ‘Moulin rogue’ has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:
Is not known to attract Birds
Birds
Is not known to attract Cats
Cats
Is not known to attract Dogs
Dogs
Is not known to attract Horses
Horses
Is not known to attract Livestock
Livestock
Is not known to attract People
People
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