Sunflower, Sunflower Mixture
- Annual flowers
- Plants average 4-6 feet tall
- A mix of colors from yellow to orange to burgundy
- Great for cut flower arrangements
- Starts blooming at 60 days
- ±660 seeds/lb
Sunflower, Sunflower Mixture Description
(Helianthus spp.) A complete mixture of species and forms. Extended bloom period provides a nice supply of flowers for cutting from July until frost. For longer-lasting bouquets, be sure to pick heads that are just about to open. Plants average 4-6' tall. Annual, starts blooming at 60 days. ±660 seeds/lb.
Learn to Grow it
This crop can be direct seeded into warm soil after the last spring frost. If you sow a section or row every two or three weeks, you can get a continuous crop.
Space your plants or seeds 6-8 inches apart in well fertilized soil. Plant your seeds 1/4-3/4 in. deep.
Make sure that your soil is well fertilized as this crop is a heavy feeder and takes a lot of nutrients from the soil. Consider adding compost to the soil the year before you plant.
These plants prefer warm weather and soil so they should be grown when temperatures are over 68 degrees F.