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Teddy Bear Dwarf Sunflower Seeds

Teddy Bear Dwarf Sunflower Seeds

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(~47 seeds)
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A unique addition to your flower bed, these bright yellow puffball blossoms will give you a warm, fuzzy feeling! 'Teddy Bear' produces many 3"-5" flowers on a 24"-36" tall, multi-branching plant; beautiful as a short hedge and makes a fabulous cut flower. 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. Great for kids to grow due to the large seed and fast growth. Drought-tolerant once established, and attracts pollinators. Non-fussy plant blooms until fall.

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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: 24–36" tall, 12"–24" wide

Variety Info: 3"–5" double, golden-yellow flowers resemble huge chrysanthemums.

Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Drought Tolerant, Good for Containers, Heat Tolerant, Dwarf Variety, Edible Flower

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: ΒΌ"–½"

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 6"–9"

Thinning: When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 6"–9"

Growing Info

Harvesting: For longest vase life, harvest flowers in the morning and choose flowers that have just a few petals lifting off the central disk.