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Evening Sun Sunflower Seeds

Evening Sun Sunflower Seeds

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Gorgeous 4"–6" sunset-hued flowers with dark centers bloom in abundance over a long bloom period to keep your garden alight with color and pollinators, and your flower vases full for many weeks. Several rich tones all on one plant! Sunflowers are edible, with a bittersweet flavor. The petals add a pretty pop of color ion salads and desserts. The young, sunflower buds are edible, with a flavor similar to artichoke hearts. They can be grilled, marinated, or sauteed for an unusual appetizer or side dish. Multi-branching habit makes for an excellent annual screen. Sunflowers are one of the easiest flowering plants to grow and drought tolerant.

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Variety Info

Family: Asteraceae

Type: Sunflower (Learn more)

Native: North America

Hardiness: Annual

Exposure: Full sun

Bloom Period: Summer to frost

Plant Dimensions: 6'–8' tall

Variety Info: 4"–6" wide flowers in red, orange, and burgundy with dark centers

Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant

Sowing Info

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date.

When to Start Inside: 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date. Sunflowers are senstive to root disturbance; sow in biodegradable pots that can be planted directly in the ground.

Days to Emerge: 10–15 days

Seed Depth: ¼"–½"

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 18"–24"

Thinning: When 3" tall, thin to 1 every 18"–24"