Sunflower, Autumn Beauty (Helianthus annuus) - 25 Seeds
•American grown seeds
•USDA Zones 1-12
A striking mix of sunflowers in warm shades of orange, yellow, bronze and red will add amazing rustic beauty to your garden or fall décor. Multi-branched plants provide dramatic contrast as a tall border in flower and vegetable gardens. Blooms are strong-stemmed and 4-6" across, an excellent choice for cut flowers. Provide full sun and well-drained soils.
This seed should be sown directly outdoors since the long roots of this plant need space to develop and dislike being disturbed. After the last spring frost when the soil has warmed to 70-75°, plant several seeds together 1" deep and 6" apart in rich, well drained soil. The seeds will begin to germinate in 1-2 weeks. Thin to the strongest seedling per grouping. The use of a netting or screen can be useful to prevent birds or animals from eating the seeds as they develop. Keep soil moist.