This is a second generation cross of two open-pollinated sunflowers: Velvet Queen and Chocolate (Helianthus annuus) – that we are working with to further develop as a red-hued cut and bunch sunflower. Shades of red, and halos of orange and gold that are reminiscent of an autumn day. This ‘grex’ – an interbreeding population of multiple distinct varieties – will have wonderful variation to add diverse color to the garden! Plants will vary in height from five to seven feet.
Grown at Mano Farm in Ojai, California.
65 days. Annual.