Common Name: Sunflower
Cultivar: 'Prado Red'
Skill Level: Beginner
Exposure: Full sun
Soil type: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Dry
Time to plant seeds: March to May
Flowering period: July to September
Red sunflowers are bound to be a talking point in the garden. 'Prado Red' has really striking flowers that are a dark, mahogany-red, with a bright, golden halo around the large centres. This variety is naturally multi-stemmed, with lots of quality flowers on short stems. If the first bud is pinched out, there will be even more flowers. They can be cut for the house or alternatively left on the plant for the birds to enjoy the seed-heads that follow. They are excellent for the back of the border, easy to grow and quick to bloom. Sow the seed where you want them to grow, or into individual pots for transplanting later.
Looks good with:Helianthus annuus 'Pastiche'
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