Sunflower Seeds - Autumn Beauty


Helianthus annuus

Striking, late blooming, multi-headed, two-tone flowers. Copper red centers fade to yellow petals with a lot of enjoyable variation. Good cutting flower and lovely ornamental. Plants grow 5-7' high. Direct seed after last frost. Late summer-fall blooming. Full sun. Annual. 
  • Planting Information
  • Growing Information


Min. Seeds 

per Packet 

Average packet weight 
Seeds / gramAverage seed / oz
601.75 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"70 - 80
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.