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Velvet Queen Sunflower

This distinctive, elegant sunflower is often recognized as "the red one" but it is really more of a velvet red shading to copper. An early bloomer, Velvet Queen grows to a height of 6 feet and makes a good cut flower, with blooms about the size of your palm. 

20 seeds

 

 

PLANTING

Helianthus annuus

Annual 

Germination:  7-14 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 70-75ºF.

Seed Planting Depth: Sow ½-1” deep

Starting Indoors: Start indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost. Provide 70-75ºF soil temperature. Using peat, cow, or paper pots can help with the stress of transplanting, they grow delicate roots and successful transplanting may be challenging. Transplant after the last frost, 18-24" apart. Water seedlings regularly until established. 

Sowing Outdoors: After the last frost, when soil is over 70ºF. Sow a few seeds every- short and single stem varieties 6-12" apart, branching varieties 18-24" apart. Thin to the most robust seedling. Sow a few weeks later for continuous blooms

Growth Habit: Upright, Branching

Height and Width: 60" x 36-48"

Spacing: 18-24" apart

Light Needs:  Full sun

Soil Needs:  Loose, rich, well-drained

Approximate days to flower from seed: 65-75 days

Uses: Cut flowers and flower beds, short varieties-containers and planters, Attracts pollinators

Care:  Mix compost into the soil before sowing or transplanting. Adding too much nitrogen can cause plants to produce more foliage than flowers. 

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03/03/2021
Charlene R.
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Spring Garden 2021

We have been buying seed from Pinetree for several years and have never been disappointed in the quality of seed. We have learned over the years to shop early so you are able to get all the variety you may want. Getting ready to start some seed for spring planting soon. Thank you for the variety of seed you carry and the great supplies for starting seed in the spring. Always great quality and service with Pinetree! Thank you!