Sunflower Seed - Velvet Queen

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Helianthus annuus Beautiful 5-6' tall plants. Velvety, multi-headed deep rust-colored 4-6" blooms with mahogany centers. Can be staked for support. Good fresh market cut flowers. Direct seed in full sun after...

Description

Helianthus annuus

Beautiful 5-6' tall plants. Velvety, multi-headed deep rust-colored 4-6" blooms with mahogany centers. Can be staked for support. Good fresh market cut flowers. Direct seed in full sun after danger of frost. Summer to fall blooming. Annual. (1.75 Gram Packet) 
Approx. Seeds per Packet
Average packet weight
Seeds / gram
Average seeds / oz
55 1.75 grams
31 880
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" 75-85
Mature Spacing Days to Sprout Production Cycle Seed Viability
8-12" 5-12 Annual 4-6 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.