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Harvest of FleuroSun Nursery and Field Increase Blocks outside Ballarat, Mice Damage

We have almost completed harvest of our bagged nursery and field increase blocks at Blowhard, outside Ballarat. Seed production was very successful, but harvested yields were reduced by 30% to 90% following serious late damage from mice. This will put pressure on available seed of some popular hybrids, including Ice Lady, Garnet & Mauve Spray, and will result in some price increases for bulk and packet seeds.     

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NEW FLEUROSUN DWARF & COMPACT SONNET & LILAC SUNFLOWER HYBRIDS SHINE IN COPSLEY ORNAMENTALS FIELD TRIALS

Compact Lilac Spray Compact Sonnet Dwarf Calypso Spray Dwarf Lilac Spray Dwarf Sonnet FleuroSun sunflower hybrids Sunflower Seedlings

NEW FLEUROSUN DWARF & COMPACT SONNET & LILAC SUNFLOWER HYBRIDS SHINE IN COPSLEY ORNAMENTALS FIELD TRIALS

New FleuroSun Compact and Dwarf sunflower hybrids; Seedlings for Gardens and Pots

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PROMISING RESULTS FOR CHOICE URBAN FARMS TOOWOOMBA

PROMISING RESULTS FOR CHOICE URBAN FARMS TOOWOOMBA

Zoe & Ben Nearhos of Choice Urban Farms, Toowoomba have had promising results with their initial production of FleuroSun Classic Gold and Landscape pollen-free sunflowers; as recognized also by a feature article in the Toowoomba press. Trials of other FleuroSun hybrids Lilac Spray & Garnet also have been encouraging for their flowers and market. prospects.  

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SEEDLINGS OF FLEUROSUN HYBRIDS FOR TRANSPLANTING INTO GARDENS & POTS

SEEDLINGS OF FLEUROSUN HYBRIDS FOR TRANSPLANTING INTO GARDENS & POTS

Seedlings of FleuroSun Dwarf & Compact sunflower hybrids for transplanting into gardens and nursery pots

 

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PLANTING TIME FOR SUNFLOWERS IN MILDER CLIMATES

FleuroSun Compact Classic Gold with young admirer

PLANTING TIME FOR SUNFLOWERS IN MILDER CLIMATES

It is now a good time to consider planting sunflowers in many regions of southern Australia, especially in coastal areas where there is a milder climate. FleuroSun sunflower hybrids have quite good cold tolerance and whilst germination and seedling emergence in August /September may be a bit slower than in Summer, most plants should be out of the ground within 2 weeks. In areas where frosts are likely in October, buds can be affected - so hold off planting there until October. Dr Keith White from Copsley Ornamentals has already planted sunflowers at his home on the Mornington Peninsula south of...

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