Sunflower, Velvet Queen
- Annual flowers with multiple flower heads per plant
- Plants grow to 5-7 feet tall
- Flowers are mahogany-red and 4 inches across
- Ideal as cut flowers
- 75-100 days
(H. annuus) Striking 4" wide flower heads with mahogany-red petals and an almost black center. Well branched free-flowering plants with strong stems make this an ideal sunflower for borders or cut flowers. Plants grow 5-7' tall. Annual, 75-100 days.
Learn to Grow it
Direct Seed: 1/8" Apart
Plant Outdoors: 4-8” Apart
Germination: 5-30 Days
Sunflowers do best when planted directly into your garden soil after the last frost of your spring season. Pick a spot that will have full sun, well-drained soil, and that is protected from the wind to grow your sunflowers. We recommend planting your seeds about 1/2 of an inch deep, 6 inches apart and in rows that are 24-36 inches apart. The sunflower seeds will germinate in 10-14 days and should be mature in about 75-100 days.