Like the familiar giant sunflower, but only 46 cm tall. Flower heads grow to 30 cm across.
Sow in average soil in full sun after danger of frost. Sow seeds about 20 cm apart and cover with 2.5 cm of fine soil. Firm lightly and keep evenly moist. Seedlings emerge in 7 - 14 days. Thin to stand 30 - 46 cm apart when seedlings are 2.5 cm high. Blooms in summer.