Sunflowers are annuals with showy, daisylike flowerheads that are usually 2-4 inches across and bright yellow (though occasionally red). Tall and course, the plants have creeping or tuberous roots and large, bristly leaves. Today, varieties have even been developed for small spaces and containers.
Most sunflowers are remarkably tough and easy to grow as long as the soil is not waterlogged. Most are heat- and drought-tolerant. They make excellent cut flowers and many are attractive to bees and birds.
Smaller plants with big-time flower power. Striking compact, low-growing sunflower fills vase after beautiful vase with luminous, long-stemmed, brown-eyed, golden flowers. Heavy-branching, floriferous 20-30” tall plants will keep your home aglow with joyous blooms. Drought-resistant. Full sun.
Life Cycle: Annual
Uses: Beds, Borders, Cut Flowers
Sun: Full Sun, Part Sun
Height: 20-30 inches
Spread: 18-24 inches
Sowing Method: Direct Sow
Bloom Duration: 6 weeks
Planting Sunflower Planting
- It's easiest to sow seeds directly into the soil after the danger of spring frost is past. Ideally, the soil temperature has reached 55 to 60 degrees F.
- Plant the large seeds no more than 1 inch deep and 4 to 6 inches apart in well-dug, loose soil after it has thoroughly warmed, from mid-April to late May.
- A light application of fertilizer mixed in at planting time will encourage strong root growth to protect them from blowing over in the wind.
- Experiment with plantings staggered over 5 to 6 weeks to keep enjoying continuous blooms.
- Give plants plenty of room, especially for low-growing varieties that will branch out. Make rows about 30 inches apart. (For very small varieties, plant closer together.)
- When the plants are six inches high, thin them to two feet.
- If you see birds scratching around for the seeds, spread netting over the planted area until seeds germinate.
- Water plants deeply but infrequently to encourage deep rooting.
- Feed plants only sparingly; overfertilization can cause stems to break in the fall.
- Tall species and cultivars require support. Bamboo stakes are a good choice for any plant that has a strong, single stem and needs support for a short period of time.
- Attracts Butterflies
- Attracts Birds
Sunflower Minature - Seeds
- Product Code: Sunflower Minature - Seeds
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