OK
In progress indicator

Helianthus annuus 'Prado Red' (Sunflower 'Prado Red')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1.5m
Max height
1m
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Helianthus annuus 'Prado Red'

Other names

Sunflower 'Prado Red'

Genus

Helianthus Helianthus

Variety or Cultivar

'Prado Red' _ 'Prado Red' is large annual plant grown for its dramatic, large daisy-like flower heads in shades of red in summer. Sunflowers are popular plants for children to grow and attractive to bees and birds.


Helianthus annuus 'Prado Red' is: Deciduous

Habit

Branching

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Foliage

Green in Summer

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


Sign up for your FREE ACCOUNT today or login to receive detailed monthly care instructions

Where to grow

Helianthus annuus 'Prado Red' (Sunflower 'Prado Red') will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 1m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders, Wildflower

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

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Helianthus annuus 'Prado Red'

Other names

Sunflower 'Prado Red'

Genus

Helianthus Helianthus

Variety or Cultivar

'Prado Red' _ 'Prado Red' is large annual plant grown for its dramatic, large daisy-like flower heads in shades of red in summer. Sunflowers are popular plants for children to grow and attractive to bees and birds.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Branching

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Foliage

Green in Summer


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 'Prado Red' (Sunflower 'Prado Red') will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 1m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders, Wildflower

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

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Helianthus annuus 'Prado Red' (Sunflower 'Prado Red')

Common pest name

African cottom leafworm; Cotton leafworm; Egyptian cotton leafworm; Egyptian cotton worm; Mediterranean climbing cutworm; Meditteranea Brocade; Tobacco cutworm

Scientific pest name

Spodoptera littoralis

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Regulated pest; frequently intercepted with occasional outbreaks which have been successfully eradicated in the UK.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Helianthus annuus 'Prado Red' (Sunflower 'Prado Red')

Common pest name

American serpentine leaf miner; chrysanthemum leaf miner

Scientific pest name

Liriomyza trifolii

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Regulated pest already subject to review at the EU level (2013). Regularly intercepted in the trade.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

In order to add a note on this plant, please add this plant to your plant lists.

In progress indicator
Full size image
In progress indicator
Caption

Caption

Cancel and close this form

Helianthus annuus 'Prado Red' (Sunflower 'Prado Red')

Upload your own photo
In progress indicator
This plant likes... Garden match
Soil types: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types) Tell us...
Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained Tell us...
Soil pH: Alkaline, Neutral Tell us...
Light: Full Sun Tell us...
Aspect: South, West Tell us...
Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered Tell us...
Hardiness: Hardy (H4) Tell us...

Report content or feedback to Shoot

To add ? to your lists,
login to your account or subscribe.

Find out more about plant lists here

or Login


To check if this plant is suitable for your garden first login to your account or subscribe.

or Login

In progress indicator
Note

Note

You are adding a note to: ?

Cancel