Helianthus Annuus Bicolour Ziggy

€ 2,95 (including VAT 9%)
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Product code NG14838

Helianthus Annuus Bicolour Ziggy

10 seeds per package.

Germ. 96%

Contents: 10 seeds of Helianthus Annuus Bicolour Ziggy per package

Height: Up to 150 to 180 cm.

Planting depth: 2 to 3 cm.

Flowers: Helianthus Annuus Bicolour Ziggy is a beautiful Sunflower with double flowers. The Helianthus is very popular with bees and butterflies and benefits this population.

Sowing Helianthus / sunflower is quite easy. Here are the steps you can follow:

Sunflowers need at least 6 hours of direct sunlight per day, so choose a spot in your garden where the plants get plenty of sun. Make sure the soil is well-drained and free of weeds. You can also enrich the soil with compost or organic fertilizers to promote plant growth.

Sow sunflower seeds directly into the ground after frost has passed, usually in late spring or early summer. Make trenches in the ground about 2-3 cm deep. Place the seeds in the trenches, spacing about 12-18 inches between each seed. Cover the seeds with soil and press the soil lightly.

Water the sunflowers regularly, especially during dry periods. Make sure the soil remains evenly moist, but avoid overwatering to prevent root rot. Sunflowers can grow tall and often need support to prevent them from falling over. You can use a stick or other type of support system to keep the plants upright.

Regularly remove weeds around the sunflowers to reduce competition for nutrients. You can also apply mulch around the plants to retain moisture and reduce weed growth.

History: The Helianthus sunflower, also known as the common sunflower, has a rich history and an interesting origin. The sunflower is originally from North and South America. It is suspected that the plant was cultivated by indigenous peoples in these regions thousands of years ago.

The sunflower was used for food, oil, medicinal purposes and as a decorative plant. - Native American cultures, such as the Aztecs and the Incas, considered the sunflower a sacred plant. They used the seeds as food and oil, and the flowers were used in rituals and ceremonies.

The sunflower was first discovered by Europeans during Columbus's voyages of discovery in the 15th century. The plant was brought to Europe and spread throughout the world. In the 18th century, commercial production of sunflower oil began in Russia. The seeds of the sunflower were pressed to produce oil, which was used for cooking, lamp oil and industrial applications.

In the 19th century, the sunflower became increasingly popular as a decorative plant in gardens. The plant's large flowers and imposing height made it a popular choice for gardeners.

Today, the sunflower is grown worldwide for various purposes, including food production, oil production, animal feed and as a cut flower. Several varieties and hybrids have also been developed with different colors and sizes of flowers.

The sunflower has a long history and has spread throughout the world because of its versatility and beauty. It remains a popular plant in gardens and also has economic value due to oil and food production.

This Helianthus was specially selected by Matthijs Hazeleger for Nelumbogarden.

Shipping times may differ due to the large quantity of orders and weather conditions. During the cold months we send our plants with a Heat Pack if needed. We keep a close eye on the weather forecasts.

Due to the large quantity of orders, adding plants to existing orders is not possible.

ATTENTION; We pack and ship our plants very carefully, damage to a leaf or discoloration is not covered by the guarantee.

Nelumbogarden packs and ships its plants very carefully. We use sturdy cardboard boxes and pack with kraft paper. It is possible for soil to fall out of the pot or a leaf to break during transport. We do not guarantee these two points. We ask you to open the box carefully and not with a knife or sharp object. Carefully remove the (kraft) paper. Some plants lower their leaves in the dark, these are restored within a few days. Due to changes in the season, the plants may differ from the plant shown in the photo.

Our company does not work with chemical pesticides. We pack our plants in recycled material and limit the use of plastic to a minimum.