RM3.00, 30 seeds
Seeds origin: miruku's Garden
Ideal for: Bedding, borders, children, cut flowers
Special features: Edible flowers
Height: 10 feet
A giant among annuals. Give them plenty of room and you will be rewarded with plants up to 3m (10ft) tall with huge yellow flowers often 30cm(12in) in diameter. Useful to grow against an unsightly shed or fence. Birds love the seeds so grow a few plants close to the house and watch them feed. Height 8-10ft.
Sow outdoors where they are to flower. Prepare the ground well and rake to a fine tilth before sowing. Sow 12mm (½in) deep in rows 45cm (18in) apart.
They prefer a sunny open site but will grow in most sites and soils.
The green buds before the flower opens are delicious cooked in butter sauce and the seeds make a tasty snack.