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Chocolate Sunflower

The deepest color we have seen for a sunflower. Dark chocolate colored heads are a handsome contrast in the midst of all the other sunflowers. Grows to 60”.Branching.

20 Seeds

Spotted Bee Balm

PLANTING

Helianthus annuus

Annual 

Germination: 7-14 days

Seed Planting Depth: 1/2" 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 last frost, when soil is over 70ºF. Sow a few seeds every 18-24". 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: 65-75 days

Uses: Cut flowers and flower beds

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