variety is Musicbox, which I’ve now grown for a number of years. It’s a knee-high one, growing to around 30in/70 cm, which is ideal as they are rarely affected by the wind on my exposed plot. The plants are multi-headed with dark-centred flowers 4 in/10 cm across in range of colours including cream, mahogany and yellow including some bi-colours. As well as letting them self-seed in the autumn I also save seed, some of which I sow in pots on the windowsill to plant out in late spring.
Regular readers may remember that last year one of the seedlings was much smaller than the others so I repotted it into a larger pot and kept it at home on the windowsill. It only grew to around 6 in/15 cm and the few flowers that bloomed were little bigger than my finger nail. There’s another small one this year so I’m going to do the same again.
Here are some sunflowers Musicbox I grew in 2016.
Take care, and have a good week!