- Annual flowers
- Flower heads grow 10-12 inches
- Flowers have short golden yellow petals and huge centers that feel like velvet
- Plants grow to 5-6 feet tall
- 70 days
(H. annuus) A Japanese variety. Plants grow 5-6' tall with large 10-12" heads and short golden-yellow petals. Huge centers are covered with chocolate-colored velvet reminiscent of fur. Always a favorite. 70 days.
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.