Helianthus annuus (hybrid)
Each plant produces a single 6″-8″ wide yellow flower with a green center and will produce about a 1/2 pound of large seeds filled with tasty, meaty kernels. These single-stem sunflowers attract pollinators and are very easy to grow in almost any sunny garden. They also are heat/drought tolerant and fast growing; you can almost watch them grow an inch or more a day! Inside this packet, we’ve included tips on how to protect your ripening seeds from squirrels and birds, and a recipe for roasting seeds. Plants grow up to 5′-7′ tall and produce flowers that bloom in summer. 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.