Organic Velvet Queen Sunflower Seeds
Art Pack. 100 seeds. Helianthus annuus
|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.