Sunflower Seeds - Carousel


Helianthus annuus

Carousel is a multi-branching, bushy dwarf sunflower that only grows 3 to 4 feet tall, but becomes covered in multiple 4- to six-inch lemon yellow blossoms - great for gardening in a small space or in containers! 

Direct sow these seeds in the garden in a location with full sun after all danger of frost has passed. They will bloom in mid to late summer if started shortly after the last frost, around 70 days from seeding. 1.5 gram packet contains a minimum of 50 seeds.

  • Planting Information
  • Growing Information
Min. Seeds/Packet Packet Weight Planting SeasonPlanting Method
501.5 gafter last frostdirect seed
Seed DepthDirect Seed SpacingSoil Temp RangeDays to Sprout
Mature SpacingSun RequirementFrost ToleranceDays to Harvest
8-12"full sunfrost-sensitive70

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.