Sunflower - Velvet Queen - Helianthus annus
Annual Organically Grown. Brilliant reddish colored flowers with dark centers are earlier to bloom than other sunflowers. Produces many blooms per plant with long stems for cut flowers. Plant seed 6" apart and 1/2" deep after spring frost. Thin to 1' apart when plants reach 2" tall.
Flowers: Good cut flower. Blooms late summer to fall
Attracts: Attracts bees and butterflies; leaves are favored by finches
Soil: Adaptable to various, moderately fertile soil types
Native: North America - Naturalised worldwide
USDA Zone: 3-8
Plant In: Spring
Planting Depth: 1/2"
Days to Germinate: 7-14 Days
Height At Maturity: 5'-7'
Sun/Shade Requirements: Full Sun
Water Needs: Moderate Water
Helianthus annuus Dark, handsome sunflower with velvety deep-colored 5 blooms in burgundy, mahogany, burnt red and bronze, all with dark centers. Excellent cut flower or for borders; well-branched with strong stems. Grows to 5. Approx. 70 seeds/pack, 18,000 seeds/lb.