‘Lemon Queen’ is a well-known pollinator-friendly variety, and ‘Velvet Queen’ also provides plenty of pollen; both are also heat and drought tolerant. This combination of 4″–8″ wide, lemon yellow and dark burgundy sunflowers looks stunning as a backdrop for the flower or vegetable garden and the multi-branching stems bloom for months. Plants grow up to 5′-8′ tall and produce flowers that bloom from summer to frost. Prefers full sun exposure. Botanical Interest’s® Two Queens 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.
What is an heirloom seed?
An heirloom variety is one that has been passed down from generation to generation. Generally, the variety must have been around for at least 50 years. They are open-pollinated, which means they have been exposed to natural pollination methods like insects or winds. They aren’t hybrids or genetically modified.