Botanical Name: Helianthus annuus
Native: North America
Plant Dimensions: 5’–8′ tall, 2′ wide, multi-branched
Variety Information: LEMON QUEEN: 5″–7″ wide, lemon yellow. AUTUMN BEAUTY: 5″–8″ wide in autumnal shades of orange, yellow, gold, and maroon bi-colors. VELVET QUEEN: 4″–6″ wide crimson/rust red.
Exposure: Full sun
Bloom Period: Summer to frost
Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant
When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date.
When to Start Inside: 2 to 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.
Days to Emerge: 10–15 days
Seed Depth: ¼”–½”
Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 18″ – 24″
Thinning: When 3″ tall, thin to 1 every 18″–24″