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

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
2m
Max height
0.3m
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Helianthus annuus 'Moulin Rouge'

Other names

Sunflower 'Moulin Rouge'

Genus

Helianthus 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

Habit

Branching, Erect, Tall

Flower

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

Foliage

Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs , Snails Slugs , Snails

Powdery mildew , Sclerotinia diseases Powdery mildew , Sclerotinia diseases

General care

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

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)

Companion plants

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Botanical name

Helianthus annuus 'Moulin Rouge'

Other names

Sunflower 'Moulin Rouge'

Genus

Helianthus 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.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Branching, Erect, Tall


Colour

Flower

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

Foliage

Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs , Snails

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew , Sclerotinia diseases

General care

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

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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