One can hardly avoid seeing Sunflowers anywhere in the United States. They are quite tall, love the sun, and spring up in fields and
vacant lots, thriving in disturbed soils along roadways during construction projects. A wide variety of soils become home to the Sunflower.
As a cut flower, it has a vase life of 6 to 10 days.
- Flower heads range in color from pale yellow to dark bronze with 20 to 25 rays enclosing a red to deep purple to brown central disk.
Flowers appear at the end of hairy stems with leaves which are rough and bristly.
- 5 - 6 feet high
- Blooms APRIL-NOVEMBER
- SPRING-SUMMER - Sow seed after the danger of frost has passed all the way through 100 days before the first killing frost.
- Plant in well-drained soil in FULL SUN
- 1-1/2" - 2-1/2" - Bury seed 1-1/2" to 2-1/2" deep. Planting seed every couple of weeks will give you ongoing blooms.
- Ph 6.5 - 7.5. For better results, apply 15-15-15 fertilizer at the rate of 15 pounds per 1,000 square feet.
- At 68-86 degrees F, seeds should sprout in 7-21 days.
Grows well with other wildflowers. Can be used in pastures, fields, roadsides, hillsides, meadows, and vacant lots.
- 3 pounds per acre
- 1 packet covers 454 square feet