Hataitai Community Market - Grow a sunflower

Grow a Sunflower

Collect your free sunflower seeds and pot on Saturday 6th Oct 10am to 1pm.

157 Hataitai Rd- Old Bowling Club

Register your sunflower and grow it in your garden or at the bowling club community garden.
Watch it grow and take a photo of you and your flower in Feb 2019 when it could be taller than you.

We have giant and dwarf varieties to suit all gardens

Sunflowers provide food for the birds, bees and butterflies.

For more details check out the www.hataitai.org.nz or call 021491106

Varieties and growing information

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
  
  
  
  
  
  
   Dwarf Sunsation    Botanical Name:  Helianthus annuus  This dwarf variety will grow well in the garden or in pots.  Plant Height: 45cm  Lots of sun and shelter from wind are best. Soil should be well prepared with compost dug in prior to sowing. Good drainage is essential. Plant 6mm direct where they are to grow, in front of a wall or at the back of the garden. Cover and press down firmly.   When To Plant:  North Island: Oct, Nov, Dec  Flowering :   12 weeks

Dwarf Sunsation
Botanical Name: Helianthus annuus

This dwarf variety will grow well in the garden or in pots.

Plant Height: 45cm

Lots of sun and shelter from wind are best. Soil should be well prepared with compost dug in prior to sowing. Good drainage is essential. Plant 6mm direct where they are to grow, in front of a wall or at the back of the garden. Cover and press down firmly.

When To Plant: North Island: Oct, Nov, Dec
Flowering:   12 weeks

Dwarf Eos   Extra compact plants to 25cm (10”). Very quick to flower. Produces multiple flower heads. Pollen free bright yellow blooms.  Plant Height: 25cm   How To Grow:    Sow 25mm (1”) deep in full sun, either direct in pots or in the garden. Can be grown in a range of pot sizes but will produce more secondary blooms if grown in larger pots or the garden. Water regularly in dry weather. 

Dwarf Eos

Extra compact plants to 25cm (10”). Very quick to flower. Produces multiple flower heads. Pollen free bright yellow blooms.

Plant Height: 25cm

How To Grow: Sow 25mm (1”) deep in full sun, either direct in pots or in the garden. Can be grown in a range of pot sizes but will produce more secondary blooms if grown in larger pots or the garden. Water regularly in dry weather. 

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
  
  
  
  
  
  
   Y  ellow Empress    Position:    Full sun.   Sow:  Can be sown directly into garden position, which must be in full sun and sheltered from wind. Otherwise raise in trays of Yates Seed Raising Mix. Keep moist until seedlings emerge.   Care: Plant height and flower size are much enhanced by planting in a fertile soil rich with organic matter.

Yellow Empress

Position:   Full sun.

Sow: Can be sown directly into garden position, which must be in full sun and sheltered from wind. Otherwise raise in trays of Yates Seed Raising Mix. Keep moist until seedlings emerge.

Care:Plant height and flower size are much enhanced by planting in a fertile soil rich with organic matter.

Sunflower Giant King Kong   Very strong, thick stems. Majestic plant growing to 5m. Feed and water generously to maximise the height. Watch out for overhead power lines!  Tallest of them all – up to 5m Very large main flower up to 40cm across} Great for growing competitions   Plant Height:  5m   How To Grow:  Sow Spring to early Summer, 10mm (½”) deep and about 50cm (20”) apart, direct where they are to flower. Keep well-watered and mulched in hot and dry weather. Choose a site that is protected from wind and receives lots of sunlight. Staking recommended at early stage of growth.   Flowering:       12 weeks

Sunflower Giant King Kong

Very strong, thick stems. Majestic plant growing to 5m. Feed and water generously to maximise the height. Watch out for overhead power lines!

Tallest of them all – up to 5m
Very large main flower up to 40cm across}
Great for growing competitions

Plant Height: 5m

How To Grow: Sow Spring to early Summer, 10mm (½”) deep and about 50cm (20”) apart, direct where they are to flower. Keep well-watered and mulched in hot and dry weather. Choose a site that is protected from wind and receives lots of sunlight. Staking recommended at early stage of growth.

Flowering:      12 weeks