|LIFECYCLE||Perennial, Annual, Biennial|
|PLANTING SEASON||Spring, Fall|
|LIGHT REQUIREMENTS||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|BLOOM PERIOD||Spring, Summer, Fall|
|COVERAGE||Over 325 sq. ft.|
|FEATURES||Attracts Pollinators, Attracts Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Easy to Grow|
HOW TO PLANT SUNFLOWER SEEDS
When To Plant
It is best to plant in the Spring, within a month after the final frost of the winter season.
Where To Plant
Sunflowers do tolerate some shade, the vast majority prefer a sunny environment.
How To Plant
Clear the area and soften the soil as best you can before planting your seeds. For a smaller area, you can hand-broadcast the seeds. For larger areas, we recommend a seed spreader to create a better dispersion of the seeds. After the seeds have been sown, lightly compress the seeds into the soil about 1" to protect from birds and wind. Keep the soil moist until germination begins.
How To Care For Sunflowers
Sunflowers are easy to grow. If you would like to harvest the seeds to replant next year, wait until the end of the bloom cycle. Sunflowers blooms often last 30-45 days. Toward the end of this period, the green back of the flower head will begin to turn yellow and will usually droop at this time. You will also see the seeds swelling on the face of the sunflower. Cover the flowers with paper bags to protect them from birds. Cut off the flower heads and leave inside the brown paper bag. Store this bag in a well-ventilated place like until fully dry. Rub along the seeds with the palm of your hand and the seeds should fall right out into your bag. Store seeds in a cool, dry environment until you are ready to reseed next year.
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Easy to Grow
Wildflower mixes are easy to grow, and can be hand-sewn.