The eye-catching Sunsation pot sunflower from Monster-based breeder Evanthia is set to attract a lot of interest from the national and international retail trade.
The compact plant with bright yellow flowers with a black centre has an exceptionally long flowering period.
Unlike other sunflowers, the Sunsation has multiple flower buds. Has one flower finished blooming? Then the next bud will burst open. Every flower is sure to “shine” for several weeks. Its strong stem and low height (40 cm) make the sturdy Sunsation perfect for pots, containers and baskets on the balcony and the patio. The pot sunflower is available in three varieties: Yellow, Lemon and Flame (with a reddish-brown ring). Following extensive trials, in late 2015 the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) awarded the Sunsation Lemon and Sunsation Yellow an Award of Garden Merit for exceptional garden performance throughout the entire flowering season. To stimulate consumer sales, the Sunsation growers’ collective is running a large-scale promotional campaign in the Netherlands, Flanders (Belgium), the UK and Germany, with separate promotional activities being developed for each country. There are 15 Sunsation growers in the Netherlands altogether.