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Flowers are deep burgundy to mahogany colored and 5-8" across. Plants are heavily branched and reach 6-7' in height. Beautiful as a focal point along the backs of your flower beds or along a south-facing fence. If you are looking for cut flowers, Chocolate Cherry sunflowers are gorgeous and long-lasting in vases due to their low pollen amount. Direct seed after last frost. Full sun. Annual.
|Approx. Seeds per Packet||Average packet weight ||Seeds / gram||Average seed / oz |
|Planting Season||Ideal Soil Temp||Sun||Frost Tolerance|
|After Last Frost||65-85°F||Full Sun||Frost Sensitive|
|Sowing Method||Seed Depth||Direct Seed Spacing||Days to Harvest|
|Transplant or Direct Seed||1"||4-6"||80 - 90|
|Mature Spacing||Days to Sprout||Production Cycle||Seed Viability|
Sunflower is a frost sensitive annual that prefers full sun and well-drained soil with low to moderate moisture. Drought tolerant once established.
Direct seed outdoors once the danger of frost has passed. Optimum soil temperature for germination is 65-85˚F. Sow 1" deep and 4-6" apart. Seeds will sprout in 5-12 days. Thin so mature plants are 8-10" apart.