We grew Rio Carnival, a short pot-type sunflower, in our trials last summer and agreed that it stood out among the rest of the short, dwarf varieties. Home owners will enjoy high color impact and highly branched, free flowering plants. Teardrop petals are tipped in yellow, with a rich red center and dark red disk. As a pollenless variety, the 5-7"" flowers continue to offer a nice clean appearance. The shrub-like habit makes Rio Carnival a great border plant, but it really shines as a pot production variety that can typically extend your market out well into mid-summer.
Height: 22-27""; 10-12"" spread. Rio Carnival Sunflowers mature in approx. 55 days.
Supplied as untreated seed.
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