Sunflower 'Ms Mars' is a stunning variety of Helianthus, featuring graduated purple to rosy-pink petals tipped with contrasting cream. The delightful daisy-like flowers have dark red centres and measure up to 15cm (6") across, produced from pretty purple buds and complemented by dramatic dark foliage. The flowers of sunflower 'Ms Mars' are carried on naturally dwarf, upright, stout plants – ideal as cut flowers for the home. This easy to grow variety is a huge hit with children and adults alike, plus it is pollen-free, so ideal for hay fever sufferers. Grow your Helianthus in borders, beds or containers and enjoy its blooms from July to October, deadheading regularly to prolong flowering. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 30cm (12").
Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. Try toasting the seed kernels for a healthy snack.