The deepest red sunflower! Wine- red velvet petals are flecked with gold. Flowers are 15-20 cm across on 150-200 cm plants. Multiple branched and purple-stemmed, it's dramatic in the garden. Pollenless, so it's good for cutting, too.
Sow seed March to May 12mm deep in well cultivated soil. Germination takes around 21 days.
For earlier flowering: Sow indoors, individually in pots at 20-25C. When well grown, gradually acclimatise to outdoor conditions before planting out after all risk of frost.