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Organic Velvet Queen Sunflower Seeds

Organic Velvet Queen Sunflower Seeds

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Art Pack. 100 seeds. Helianthus annuus

The deep velvet luster of this sunflower is fit for a queen. Its maroon flower heads nod, turn, and royally wave from their high thrones as they follow the sun's arc across the summer sky. Dress up your sunflowers by growing flowering vines like pole beans and morning glories up the stalks. Your queen might just say, "We are amused."
Days to Germination 10 to 14
Days to Maturity 100
Planting Depth ¾ to 1 inch
Spacing in Row 12 inches
Spacing Between Rows 18 to 36 inches
Height at Maturity 5 to 7 feet
Width at Maturity 18 to 24 inches

Direct sow after frost in a spot where you'd like a tall plant with dramatic impact. This queen casts shade, so consider smaller plants in the vicinity when planting. Good soil and plenty of water result in the largest plants, but sunflowers are tenacious and succeed in less than ideal conditions. To save seeds, cover ripe flower heads with paper bags; this will keep the birds off.

Art by Lisa Perrin. Lisa created the original art for this pack in 2010. Since then she’s grown as an artist. She created this updated version with a framed nod to the old art and new elements telling the global story of saving sunflower seeds. Read more on our blog.