Sunflower - Velvet Queen (Seeds)

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Description

Dark, velvety crimson blooms have faint traces of yellow dancing around the central core. Free branching plants growing to 180 cm (6′) high produce plenty of flowers.

How to Grow

30 seed/gram. Easy to grow. In late May, choose a sunny site with well draining soil and sow seed about 6-12 mm (1/4-1/2″) deep and 7.5-10 cm (3-4″) apart. Thin or transplant seedlings to 30-45 cm (12-18″) apart. Seed can be started 2-3 weeks early indoors using plantable peat pots or Jiffy 7’s at 21 C (70 F). Harden off seedlings then transplant to a site in full sun. Keep plants evenly watered and fertilize twice during the season with a granular 15-5-15 or equivalent.