‘Sunbelievable™’ features:

  • Very floriferous and free-flowering
  • Stunning bicolour blooms
  • Multi-branching
  • 1,000 flowers over the growing season
  • Fabulous cut flower
  • Hugely decorative patio plant
  • Truly compact – Height: 60cm (24in) Spread: 100cm (39in)
  • Day length neutral – blooms even on shorter, less bright days
  • Sterile – so no pollen but still very attractive to bees
  • Heat tolerant – great for hot, sunny borders
  • Thrives in any well-drained soil
  • Will recover quickly if left to dry out
  • Deadheading improves flowering performance

Today we’re launching our latest world exclusive plant breeding success. Sunbelievable™ is a truly phenomenal new sunflower. Like no other sunflower, Sunbelievable™ flowers continuously from June until the first frosts. In trials, plants were still blooming in late November. Incredibly, over 1,000 flowers are produced on each plant during the growing season!

Paul Masters, T&M’s Head of Horticulture, said:

“Sunbelievable™ is an amazing breakthrough in decorative plants for the garden in an area that has been distinctly lacking in innovation in previous years. We expect this fabulous new sunflower to make a real impact in people’s gardens – its non-stop blooming will appeal to sunflower lovers and gardeners everywhere.”

Set to create quite a media buzz, Sunbelieveable™ is the product of eight years of work by our breeding team. Head plant breeder, Charles Valin’s vision was to breed a sunflower that was long-flowered and which could be used and enjoyed as a bedding plant as well as in containers.

Charles comments:

“I was always disappointed by the garden performance of traditional pot sunflowers. I’ve crossed the very best with the very best to really boost the plant’s performance. I still can’t believe how many flowers this plant can produce! I also realised that it was the energy that the plant put into setting seed that was preventing it from flowering for long. So I aimed to create a new hybrid that would not set seed and would therefore carry on flowering all summer long.”

Sunbelievable™ is available exclusively from our website for delivery from April 2018. £14.99 for a 9cm potted plant or £19.99 for two 9cm potted plants (saving £9.99).

 

Sonia Mermagen

Sonia works at Thompson & Morgan in the role of press and communications officer. She is a self-proclaimed ‘reluctant’ gardener and is generally amazed if anything flourishes in her garden. Sonia has a ‘hands off’ approach to gardening and believes that this helps to encourage bees, butterflies and other wildlife. (That’s her excuse anyway!)

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