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Lemon Queen Sunflower

Pastel lemon yellow flowers on multi-branching stalks that grow 6-7’. Heads are 6” across with chocolate-colored centers and make a beautiful backdrop to vegetable, flower and herb gardens.

20 seeds




Helianthus annuus


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: 60-72" x 36"

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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Kevin P.
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Was as always...Great. Very good selection and prices. Have been ordering from you for years, will continue to do so. Thank you!!

Nova C.
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Amazing color

Mine have just started to bloom - nice tall plants and great color.

Pinetree Garden Seeds Sunflower - Lemon Queen Review

These made a nice addition to my vegetable garden in the summer, and now in winter too! I left it up to provide the birds with seeds during the cold months. A truly beautiful flower, many heads on one stalk - the more to enjoy! I love how the bees love them too!

Heather C.
Stunningly beautiful sunflower!

This sunflower was by far my favorite of the 5 different varieties I planted this year. It was the birds' favorite as well! All summer, the goldfinches and cardinals ate seeds right from the flower heads!

Amy H.
United States

The seeds germinated very well. The plants produced loads of gorgeous flowers that were enjoyed not only in the garden but made great bouquets as well. At the end of the season we saved the seed heads to feed the birds this winter.....they love it!