Sunflower Seeds - Lemon Queen


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.
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Approx. Seeds per Packet Average packet weight Seeds / gram Average seed/ 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"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.