THE SUN FLOWER (HELIANTHUS ANNUUS)
The inspiration for this envelope is the Sun tarot, a card of optimism, freedom and fun! Anticipate tall, intense blooms that influence your garden landscape by radiating positivity.
Helianthus Annuus Annual
Very uniform variety. Dark-centered blooms are 4-5 inches across with petals that gradually fade from a dark red base to golden-yellow tips. Branching habit with long side stems, one of the best varieties for cut flowers.
Envelopes contain 15 seeds
- SUN NEEDS: full sun- minimum 6 hours
- PLANTING DEPTH: 1/2 inch
- GERMINATION: 10-14 days
- MATURITY: 90-110 days
- PLANT HEIGHT: 60-72 inches
- SOIL TYPE: well drained, rich soil
- HARDINESS ZONES: 2-11
- SUPPORT NEEDED: garden stake and twine
Sow seeds outdoors after last frost. Plant seeds 6 inches apart with rows at 24-36" apart. Sunflowers prefer full sun to light shade and well-drained rich soil. Provide support for tall plants.