Helianthus annuus (hybrid)
This brilliant sunflower mix includes ‘Apricot Twist’, ‘Lemon Sorbet’, ‘Moonshadow’, and ‘Peach Passion’, ‘Starburst Lemon Éclair’, ‘Stella Gold’, ‘ProCut Orange’, and ‘Starburst Lemon Aura’. These tall plants, some single stemmed and some branching, are ideal for the back of the garden or as a border. Plant only 10″ apart to produce longer stems with smaller blooms. As pollenless hybrids, there’ll be no more messy pollen drop from your gorgeous cut flower arrangements, but still plenty of nectar for pollinators. Sunflowers are edible, with a bittersweet flavor. Plants grow up to 4′-6′ tall and produce flowers that bloom from summer to frost. Drought tolerant, but best flower production with regular water. Prefers full sun exposure. Botanical Interest’s® Florist’s Sunny Bouquet Sunflower Seeds have been verified by The Non-GMO Project.
Outdoors: Sow 1-2 weeks after your average last frost date.
Indoors: Sow 2-4 weeks before your average last frost date. Sunflowers are sensitive to root disturbance; sow in biodegradable pots that can be planted directly in the ground.