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Product Number: 67708

Strawberry Blonde Sunflower

Helianthus annuus

 

Petals have varying shades of burgundy and pink encircling the dark centers with ivory to pale yellow tips. These eye-catching sunflowers are absolutely beautiful in bouquets. Strong and long stems on 5-6 foot branching plants. Daylength neutral and pollenless.  

20 seeds

 

PLANTING

Annual 

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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