Sunflower, Rouge Royal
Helianthus annuus. Annual. Hybrid. 100 days. 6'.
Rouge Royal Sunflower (formerly known as Moulin Rouge); stunning red pollen free blooms produced on dark branching stems. Excellent for borders or cutting.
Planting Directions: Sow seed indoors in sterile seed starting medium with a soil temperature of 75° to 85°. Plant seed ¼” deep. Direct sow in the garden after your last frost when the soil has warmed considerably. Soil should worked thoroughly and well fertilized with either rich compost or a good general garden fertilizer. Space plants to stand 24-30” apart. Harvest for cut flowers when rays begin to open. For seed heads cut with stalks attached and hang to dry. Remove seed when thoroughly dry. Excellent for birds.