Zodiac Seed Packet, Leo

$3.50

The regal Lemon Queen sunflower adorns the mane of the glamorous Leo lion.

Also available in the zodiac collection tin.

Designed by Carolyn Dugas of Studio Gooz.

Helianthus annuus

Beautiful poly-headed, 5-6' tall annual has 5-6" blooms with bright lemon-colored petals and dark brown centers. Good cut flower. Direct seed in full sun after danger of frost. Summer-fall blooming. Annual.

 

Planting Information

 

Average Seed / ozSeed / 100' RowAverage Yield / 100' RowDays to Harvest
3001 ozNA70-80
Planting SeasonIdeal Soil TempSunFrost Tolerance
After Last Frost65-85°FFull SunFrost Sensitive
Sowing MethodSeed DepthDirect Seed SpacingSeeds Per Packet
Transplant or Direct Seed1"4-6"35
Mature SpacingDays to SproutProduction CycleSeed Viability
8-12"5-12Annual4-6 years

 

Site Selection

Sunflower is a frost sensitive annual that prefers full sun and well-drained soil with low to moderate moisture. Drought tolerant once established.

Planting

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.