I’ve grown dozens of branching sunflowers over the years and none have ever topped ‘Panache’. Its ultra fluffy, shaggy petals and dark green-brown centers make for a fantastic floral display. They are the epitome of late summer-early autumn and look incredible displayed en masse or mixed with Black Eyed Susans and ornamental grasses.
Plant type: annual
Site: full sun
Days to maturity: 60-65 days
Plant spacing: 12-18”
Pinch: when 18” tall
Approx seeds per packet: 25
How to Grow:
Sunflowers can be direct seeded into the garden or started in trays and then transplanted out after 2-3 weeks.
Harvest as soon as the first petals on a bloom are starting to unfurl and strip ¾ of the leaves from the stem for the longest vase life. No preservative needed.
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