Nothing says summer more than a Sunflower. Did you know that the Sunflower is native to North America? It has been grown and cultivated for thousands of years. Sunflower, although not as good of a nectar and pollen producer as our other seed selections planting Sunflower adds a natural beauty and interest to any natural pasture, garden or lawn.
Our Sunflower variety grows approximately 3 feet tall and has hand sized flowers.
1 lb / 454 g Package
Suggested seeding density is 5 lbs per acre
Sunflowers grow best on fertile, well-drained soils high in organic matter. However, one of the reasons that they are such a popular choice in many gardens is their tolerance of a range of conditions, including sandy and clay soils.
Plant sunflower seeds 6 inches apart in rows or clumps. Thin seedlings to 18 inches apart once 4 leaves have formed on the plant.
Plant sunflowers in spring after all danger of frost has passed, around the same time you'd plant tomatoes. Most sunflowers grow best when direct-seeded, instead of transplanted into the garden as seedlings. Direct-sowing allows plants to develop their taproot with ease, and will therefore lead to faster growth.