Helianthus 'Gullick's Variety'
sunflower 'Gullick's Variety'
A robust upright perennial to 2m, the flower heads to 10cm wide, with bright yellow rays surrounding a dark red centre
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Ultimate height1.5–2.5 metres
Time to ultimate height2–5 years
Ultimate spread0.5–1 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained
Colour & scent
- Full sun
West–facing or South–facing or East–facing
- Native to the UK
Helianthus can be tall, erect annuals, tuberous or rhizomatous perennials, with coarse simple leaves and large daisy-like flower-heads
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How to grow
Grow in a moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil in full sun. Needs a long hot summer to flower well. May need support
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- City and courtyard gardens
- Cottage and informal garden
- Flower borders and beds
Cut back after flowering
May be susceptible to powdery mildews and Sclerotinia diseases
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