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Italian White Sunflower

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An heirloom with creamy white blossoms with dark chocolate centers. A soft yellow ringlet divides the center from the petals. Sturdy and multi-branching, it creates a sensational backdrop. Grows up to 6’. Attracts bees, birds, and butterflies.

20 seeds 

Italian White Sunflower




Germination: 7-14 days

Seed Planting Depth: 1/2" deep

Starting Indoors:  Start indoors 3-4 weeks before the last frost. Provide 70-75 degree F 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. Water seedling regularly until established. 

Outside Sowing: After last frost, when soil is over 70 degrees F. Sow a few seeds every 12". Thin to the most robust seedling.

Growth Habit: Branching

Height and Width: 5-6' x 3-4'

Spacing: 18-24" apart

Light Needs:  Full sun 

Soil Needs:  Loose, rich, well drained

Approximate days to flower from seed: 55 days

Uses: Cut flowers or in the garden for beauty

Care:  Mix compost into the soil before sowing or transplanting. Adding an abundance of nitrogen can cause an excess of leaves with low flower production.




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    Not white but orange yellow

    I bought these seeds hoping for some white sunflowers for my cutting garden. The plant is a vigorously branching plant but sadly all of the flowers blooming are a dark orange yellow. Lovely little flowers but was hoping for a white. Perhaps I received the wrong seeds.