Sunflower "Variegated mix" - Helianthus annuus.
A plant with a height of 130-160 cm, which can be successfully used for a backstage culture, forming very bright inflorescences (up to 20 cm in diameter).
Sunflowers are photophilous and thermophilic and do not like freezing. Grow well in a sunny, warm, wind-sheltered place with fertile, loose and neutral soil.
In Estonia, sowing is carried out directly into the ground in mid-May, in nests of 2-3 seeds, at a distance of 40-50 cm.
You can also grow sunflower seedlings, but in this case it is necessary to provide the plant with enough light, otherwise the stems will be weak and curved.
Sunflower seedlings appear 6-8 days after sowing.
Usage: grown in flowerpots in front of the house, on beds and large flower beds as foreground plants, in a group on the lawn, on balconies ...
Eng.: Sunflower, common sunflower. Suom.: Auringonkukka, isoauringonkukka. Sven.: Solros. Bot. syn.: Helianthus aridus, Helianthus lenticularis.