Helianthus annuus TEDDY BEAR Sunflower
Plants for bedding, attractive pot plants and container plants for patio.
16" / 40 cm
March-End July, sowing in intervals
1-2 seeds per plug, can be sown directly into final pot
5 days at 65-75 °F (18-24 °C). Supplemental lighting during plug germination improves quality. Stage II 70 °F (21 °C). Increased light levels during plug production to control seedling stretch are beneficial to overall crop quality. Stage III & IV reduce temperatures to 62 °F (17 °C), begin feeding at 100-150 ppm.
Direct sow seed or transplant at two true leaf stage. Space seed or seedlings at 5x5’‘ (12x12 cm). Begin fertilizing at 100 ppm nitrogen after transplanting. Increase fertilization to 200-250 nitrogen in a well-balanced mix after three weeks. Maintain temperatures above 68-72 °F (20-22 °C) for improved stem length and flower quality. Fertilize weekly at 200-250 ppm nitrogen. Do not allow plants to become dry as leaf scorch can occur. Late day watering can also contribute to foliage disorders.
Use a well-drained, growing substrate with 15-30 % clay, 1-3 kg/m³ complete balanced fertilizer, 0-2 kg/m³ slow release fertilizer (3-6 months), iron-chelate, micronutrients, pH: 5.5-6.2.
Grow at 15-18 °C. Cultivate flowering plants not below 12 °C. Helianthus plants do not tolerate frost.
High fertilization levels are required. Fertilize the crop weekly with 200-250 ppm nitrogen, using a potassium balanced fertilizer (N: K2O-ratio: 1:1,5). Avoid high ammonium and high nitrogen levels. Prevent magnesium deficiency by applying magnesium sulphate (0,05 %) 1-2 times and in case of iron deficiency apply iron-chelate for 1-2 times.
“Information copied from the breeder.
Muller will not accept any liability for failure and/or damage as a consequence of incorrect and/or inexpert cultivation by or on behalf of the Buyer.”