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Helianthus annuus 'Moulin Rouge' (Sunflower 'Moulin Rouge')

Skill rating
Beginner
skill rating
Maintenance level
1 hour care
per year
Ultimate height
2m
Max height
Ultimate spread
0.3m
Max spread
Time to maturity
1-2 years
To maturity

Botanical name: Helianthus annuus 'Moulin Rouge'

Other names: Sunflower 'Moulin Rouge'

Genus: Helianthus

Variety or Cultivar: 'Moulin Rouge' _ 'Moulin Rouge' is a tall, freely branching annual with large dark-green leaves on tall stems that are topped with daisy-like flowers from summer until early autumn. The bloom has a dark brown-black centre with deep red-brown petals.


Helianthus annuus 'Moulin Rouge' is: Deciduous

Flower: Brown, Black, Reddish-brown, Dark-red in Summer; Dark-red, Brown, Black, Reddish-brown in Autumn

Foliage: Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn

Habit: Branching, Erect, Tall

Watch out for

Specific pests: Slugs , Snails

Specific diseases: Powdery mildew , Sclerotinia diseases

General care

Propagation methods: Seed. REGISTER to read more...


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Helianthus annuus 'Moulin Rouge' (Sunflower 'Moulin Rouge') will reach a height of 2m and a spread of 0.3m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses: Architectural, Beds and borders, City, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Wildlife

Cultivation: Sow seeds in humus-rich, moist, free-draining soil in a sunny position in spring, once danger of frost has passed. Alternatively, seeds can be sown in a propagator in late winter. Protect young plants from slugs and snails and avoid acidic soils.

Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun

Aspect: South, West

Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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