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Sunflower – Autumn Beauty Seeds

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Sunflower – Autumn Beauty Seeds

If you love those beautiful warm colors of Fall then this sunflower is for you! Brilliant 6-8 inch diameter flowers of red, gold, yellow, rust and burgundy stand tall at 5-7 feet! These wonderful sunflowers make beautiful bouquet arrangements and will bloom for most of the summer and into fall. They’re not just for looks though. Try the flowers in a salad or stir fry!

Approximate amount of seeds per pack: 25

When to Plant in Spring:

  • Earliest Planting Date: 2 weeks after Average Last Frost
  • Latest Planting Date: 5 weeks after Average Last Frost
  • Length of Planting Window: 3 weeks
  • To find your Average First or Last Frost, click here and type in your zip code.

Planting: Direct sow when soil is warm, after last frost. Sow in groups of 2-3 seeds, ½ inch deep. Thin to one plant when true leaves appear. Space plants about 18-24 inches apart.

Care: You may need to provide support stakes for taller plants to avoid drooping. Petals can be fragile so take care when cutting.

Harvesting: Cut flowers as needed after they bloom and remember that petals are fragile.

Germination: 7-14 days

Preferences: plenty of water, full/partial sun, well-draining soil

Special Instructions/Tips: Sunflowers are sensitive to root disturbance and do not transplant well, so direct sowing is recommended.

• Sunflowers are native to North America. Record of them being cultivated can be traced back to the 18th century. They were traditionally used by Native Americans for fabric dyes, food, and decoration.

• As mentioned above, the flowers of the autumn beauties are edible! Flower buds can be fried and the petals used as a garnish in salads. They have a bittersweet flavor.

• Birds are also a fan of this flower. Situate a bench in your garden and see if you can spot the golden finch!

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