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Sunflower 'Desire Red' wins Fleuroselect GOLD!

The Burpee Europe team are relentless in their mission to breed varieties of magnificence with which to tempt home gardeners everywhere! And this year they have done it again!

The brand new, compact sunflower 'Desire Red' is so fabulous that it has won a much coveted Fleuroselect Gold Medal, scores are awarded for outstanding innovation, beauty and garden performance.

A truly stunning breakthrough in sunflower breeding, this is the first compact red variety suitable for planting or sowing in both beds and borders as well as in larger patio containers. This winner can be cultivated very successfully as a high-quality pot plant, especially in 3-litre containers, but is also suitable for production in smaller pots.

Plants flower for a period of 6-8 weeks and have proven performance from Sweden to Southern Italy in Fleuroselect Trials. This sensational dwarf Helianthus dazzles with its innovative, unique deep red flowers. This high performer is an early, profusely flowering variety, new blooms form continuously on its multiple branches well into autumn, and blend wonderfully with its dark green foliage.

This sunflower is perfect for pollinators, who will be able to enjoy the long flowering time. 'Desire Red' makes a very attractive combination with Burpee bred 'Sunray' or 'Tiger Eye' and adds a deep red to the sunflower palette.

Seeds are available now from Plants of Distinction, with additional seed companies selling 'Desire Red' soon!

Burpee Europe do not sell direct to the consumer, but their seeds are sold via top UK seed companies. Details of these on request from rabbitattackpr@gmail.com

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This story was published on: 20/01/2023

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