Sunflower Seeds - Teddy Bear


Helianthus annuus

Cuddly golden yellow double petals that look like a fuzzy pillow. Lovely 2-4' tall dwarf plants with 3-4" multi-headed blooms. Can be grown in containers and will bloom when 12" high. Easy-to-grow. Direct seed in full sun after danger of frost. Excellent cut flower. Summer blooming. Annual.
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Approx. Seeds per Packet
Average packet weight 
Seeds / gram 
Average seeds / oz
351.75 grams
Planting SeasonIdeal Soil TempSunFrost Tolerance
After Last Frost65-85°FFull SunFrost Sensitive
Sowing MethodSeed DepthDirect Seed SpacingDays to Harvest 
Transplant or Direct Seed1"4-6"65-75
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.




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.