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Teddy Bear Sunflower

Fully double, radiant yellow blooms reach a height of 40 inches. The fuzzy appearance and height make it appealing for kids to grow. Thrives in containers or the garden. Branching.

20 seeds

Teddy Bear Sunflower 

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: 36-40" x 24"

Spacing: 18-24" apart

Light Needs:  Full sun 

Soil Needs:  Loose, rich, well drained

Approximate days to flower from seed: 55-65 days

Uses: Cut flowers, flower beds, attracts pollinators

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