Sunflower – Piccolo ( Stella)

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A stunning branching variety which can reach a height of 140 cm, producing several branching stems with 2-6 smaller flowers on each stem in an eye catching brilliant yellow with contracting black centers.  Perfect for borders or more exposed sites where taller varieties may get damaged.

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Sunflower – Piccolo ( Stella)

A stunning branching variety which can reach a height of 140 cm, producing several branching stems with 2-6 smaller flowers on each stem in an eye catching brilliant yellow with contracting black centers.  Perfect for borders or more exposed sites where taller varieties may get damaged.

Cultivation advice Sunflower – Piccolo ( Stella)

Days To Germination:  14-21 days
Optimum Soil Temp. for Germination: 68 F – 86 F
Planting Depth: 1/4  inch
Spacing, Seed: 4-6 inch
Spacing, Plant: 24-36 inches
Plant Height: 6-8 ft
Light:  Full Sun

  • Seeds can be started indoors 3 to 4 weeks before last spring frost. Or direct-sow seeds outside after all danger of frost has passed to a depth of 1/4 inch. Can be sown as late as 100 days before last frost.
  • When seedlings are 2 to 3 inches high, thin to individual pots. Replant thinned plants.
  • Protect from Snails / Slugs whilst young.
  • Steadily harden off before planting out after all danger of frost has passed.
  • May require staking / support in exposed positions.