Sunflower - Music Box- Helianthus annuus
Annual - These award winning short sunflowers are real powerhouses with an abundance of perky 4 - 5" flower faces to fill your beds and borders. The bushy plants bloom freely in lively sunny shades from rich clear yellow, to deep gold and cream with lots of pretty bicolors of bronze over gold, all with crisp petals and chocolate center discs. Music Box will delight you with long-blooming exuberant flowers in the garden or to use in bouquets.
Soil Temperature: above 50°F
Planting Depth: 1/2"
Germination: 8-10 Days
Height At Maturity: 2-1/2 feet
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 8-10"
Approx Seeds per Pack: 40-45 Seeds
While Renee's Garden seeds are not all certified organic, they do not sell treated or GMO seeds and have signed the "Safe Seed Pledge.”
Planting & Care
Soil & Water:Make several sowings 3 weeks apart to have a succession of bloom. Keep soil moist and well-weeded and protect seedlings from hungry birds with netting or plastic berry baskets, removing before plants get crowded. No extra amendment is needed unless soil is poor and could benefit from a pelleted, slow release balanced fertilizer.
Planting & Growing:To Plant Outdoors: Plant in full sun in ordinary garden soil when weather is warm and settled and all danger of frost has passed. Poke seeds into well-worked soil about 1/2" deep and 4 - 5" apart. Press soil firmly over seeds and keep moist until seedlings emerge in 8 - 10 days. Thin to 8 - 10" apart when seedlings are large enough to handle. To Start Indoors: Several weeks before the last frost date, sow seeds 1/2" deep and 1" apart in individual pots of seed starting mix. Keep moist and provide a good light source until seedlings are ready to plant outside. Transplant 8 - 10" apart when seedlings are large enough to handle.