Music Box Sunflower

Credit: Sharon Hanna


Music Box – my absolute favourite small sunflower. This one has lovely rings – each plant surprises you as they are OP seeds and readily interbreed. Music Box forms a little ‘bush’ and continuously flowers. You can cut them, too! Eventual height about 1.5 feet tops. This one peeks out behind my nasturtiums with NO APHIDS – yes, that’s right. The reason: I planted broad beans. In my garden, aphids seem to prefer them with a vengeance. Try growing a ‘mule’ broad bean or two somewhere in your garden. They are pretty unsightly covered with aphids, but you can still eat the beans 🙂