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Here Comes The Sun - Sunflower Mix 6 Species of Sunflowers

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  • 100% Annual Species; 100% Pure Seed, No Fillers
  • A classic and easy to grow wildflower mix!
  • Prefers full sun exposure; Suitable for ALL USDA Zones

Product Description

Here Comes The Sun - Sunflower Mix

Here come the sunflowers, just like their namesake - the famous Beatles song. This mix features a diverse array of gorgeous sunflowers to give your garden a bright summer look, blended with unique varieties to make this a must-have for sunflower lovers. The Here Comes The Sun Mix shows off a broad spectrum of shapes, sizes and colors to create a beatuiful medly of sunflowers.

  • Fast Facts

    Name:Here Comes The Sun - Sunflower Mix
    Number of Species:6
    Mix Contents:Sunflower Autumn Beauty, Sunflower Earthwalker, Sunflower Evening Sun, SunflowerLemon Queen, Sunflower Double Sungold, Sunflower Velvet Queen
    Life Cycle:100% Annual
    Light Requirement:Full Sun
    Planting Season:Spring
    Features:Attracts Pollinators, Easy to Grow & Maintain
    Color:Mixed
    Blooms:Spring, Summer, Fall
    Plant Height:25+ inches
    Plant Spacing:n/a
    Planting Depth:1 inch
    Sowing Method:Direct Sow
    Cold Stratification:No
    Seeds per Pound:Approx. 4, 500
    Hardiness Zones:3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Ships:Year Round
  • Planting Instructions

    When to Plant Sunflowers

    It is recommended to sow your sunflower seeds directly into your garden rather than start them in starter pots. Sunflowers send down long taproots that can be stunted in small pots. Once all danger of frost has passed and both daytime and nighttime temperatures reach 55F to 60F you are ready to sow your sunflower seeds.

    Where to Plant Sunflowers

    Sunflowers grow best in full-sun locations – receiving at least 6 to 8 hours of full sun exposure per day. Though sunflowers are not finicky, they do appreciate loose, well-draining soil. Choose a location that is sheltered from strong winds, perhaps along a fence or near a building. Also consider the height that the particular variety will reach.

    How to Plant Sunflowers

    Once you have chosen your location, dig down to a depth of 2 inches and turn the soil over to loosen it. Many seeds, like poppies, need sun to germinate. This is not the case with sunflowers and in fact need to be pressed 1 inch deep into the soil. If left on the soil surface, more than likely birds will come and eat them before they ever get anywhere close to germination. Final spacing should be 36” apart for giant sunflowers, 24’ apart for regular-sized and 12” apart for miniature varieties.

    Caring for and Harvesting Sunflowers

    Sunflowers are usually problem-free. Plant early enough so that autumn frosts do not cut your sunflowers’ life cycle short. Too much rainfall before and after germination can cause the seeds to rot or bring on downy mildew. Be sure to seed after the rainy season to avoid this.

    If you would like to harvest the seeds to either 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 a garage until fully dry. Rub along the seeds with the palm of your hand and the seeds should fall right out into your bag, or work over a cookie sheet. Store seeds in a cool, dry environment until you are ready to reseed next year.

    To eat: Soak overnight in water, or salt water. Drain, spread on a shallow baking sheet, and roast for 3 hours at 200F or until crisp.

  • Seed Coverage

    AmountRecommended Coverage
      
    PacketUp to 20 Sq. Ft
    Ounce PackageUp to 75 Sq. Ft
    1/4 Pound PackageUp to 300 Sq. Ft
    1 Pound SackUp to 1,200 Sq. Ft
    5 Pound SackUp to 6,000 Sq. Ft
  • Mix Contents

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