Sunflower Seeds - Chocolate Cherry


Helianthus annuus

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.

  • Planting Information


Approx. Seeds per Packet Average packet weight 
Seeds / gram Average seed / oz 
1.75 grams28
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"80 - 90
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.