Giant, Large, Medium and Ornamental sunflower seed mix, Non-GMO, Organic

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This sunflower seed mix is one-of-a-kind. The mix is a combination of 25+ different types of sunflowers that we grow. You will receive one pack of 25 seeds with a random assortment of seeds. The majority of them have multiple heads. This combination will appeal to you. It comes in all colors and sizes. Birds adore the seeds, so you can expect to see a lot of them in your garden if you use this mix!

The perfect choice for any Sunflower lover, this mixture contains five different varieties for a blaze of bright, sunny beauty in the summer garden or meadow. We’ve included five popular sunflowers: Black Oil, Lemon Queen, Dwarf Sunspot, Dwarf Sungold, and Wild Sunflower. All are sturdy-stemmed and long-blooming, standing tall in the garden throughout the season and attracting plentiful pollinators. All of the seed we carry at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free, and guaranteed to grow. Annual.

Our designer ornamental blend will show you why everybody's so excited about sunflowers. You get singles and fluffy doubles. Some blooms are a hefty 8", some only 3". There are wine reds, rich golds, soft yellows, white chiffon, and bicolor, too. They'll last 7 days in a vase. Abundant blooms for well over 2 months! Attracts butterflies.

Sunflowers are the kings of the natural sunny summer garden, attracting butterflies and birds. They're wonderfully easy to grow —just direct sow the large seeds after all danger of frost. This Sunflower Mix is not picky about soil type, they need direct sun and will turn their flowers to face the sun so that a mass planting will show all blooms "looking" one way. Space the seeds about 3 feet apart.

These pollinator-pleasing sunflower mixes are excellent flowers for the vase, and the petals look divine in arrangements coupled with other sunflower varieties.

BOTANICAL NAME: Helianthus annuus
Attract Butterflies Easy To Grow Attract Hummingbirds Bee Friendly Deer Resistant Low Maintenance Good For Cut Flowers Great For Mass Plantings Full Sun NUMBER OF SPECIES: 25+ LIFE CYCLE: 100% Annual LIGHT REQUIREMENT: Full Sun PLANTING SEASON: Spring COLOR: Mixed PLANT HEIGHT: 25+ inches PLANTING DEPTH: 1/2 inch SOWING METHOD: Direct Sow COLD STRATIFICATION: No HARDINESS ZONES: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 MIX CONTENTS: (You will receive one pack of seeds with a random assortment of seeds NOT all varieties below) Dwarf Sunflower Sunspot, Maximilian Sunflower, Ox-Eye Sunflower, Autumn Beauty Sunflower, Dwarf Teddy Bear Sunflower, Lemon Queen Sunflower, Evening Colors Sunflower, Taiyo Sunflower, Wild Sunflower, Mammoth Grey Stripe Sunflower, Zohar, Elf, Soraya, American Giant, Picano, Baby Bear, Elegance, Gummy Bear, Tithonia Fiesta del Sol, Florenza, Starburst Greenburst, Procut Red, Sun-Fill Purple, Sun-Fill Green, Bambino, Ring of Fire Sunflower, Del Sol Sunflower, Buttercream, Crimson Blaze, Chocolate, Sunray Yellow, Mammoth, Strawberry Blonde, Soraya, Rouge Royale, Tiger Eye, Maximilian Perennial, Teddy Bear, Little Becka, The Joker, Giganteus, Treetops, Early Black Heart, Golden Bear, Helios Flame, ProCut Peach, Italian White, Moulin Rouge, Strawberry Blonde, Choco Sun, Starburst Aura, Velvet Queen, Evening Sun, Sunbright, Sunrich Lime and much more.

How to Sow and Plant Sunflowers are grown from seeds sown directly in the garden after frost.

Direct sow seeds in average soil in full sun after all danger of frost. When choosing a site consider that sunflowers need well-drained soil. They face the sun, so make sure they are in an open area of the garden. The taller varieties will cast shadows on other plants, so plant these at the north end of your garden. Prepare the soil by removing weeds and working organic matter into the top 6-8 inches of soil; then level and smooth. Most plants respond well to soils amended with organic matter. Compost is a wonderful form of organic matter with a good balance of nutrients and an ideal pH level, it can be added to your planting area at any time. If compost is not available, top dress the soil after planting with 1-2 inches of organic mulch, which will begin to break down into compost. After the growing season, a soil test will indicate what soil amendments are needed for the following season. Sow seeds ½ inch deep in groups of 2 or 3 seeds. Space the groups 18-24 inches apart, depending on the variety. Firm soil lightly, water, and keep evenly moist. Seedlings will emerge in 7-10 days. Thin to one plant per group when seedlings have two sets of leaves.

How to Grow Keep weeds under control during the growing season. Weeds compete with plants for water, space, and nutrients, so control them by either cultivating often or using mulch to prevent their seeds from germinating. Mulches also help retain soil moisture and maintain even soil temperatures. For annuals, an organic mulch of shredded leaves lends a natural look to the bed and will improve the soil as it breaks down in time. Always keep mulches off a plant’s stems to prevent possible rot. Keep soil evenly moist but not wet. Once established sunflowers can tolerate drought. No fertilizer is needed unless the soil is poor. Do not over-fertilize. Monitor for pests and diseases. Check with your local Cooperative Extension Service for pest controls recommended for your area. Some varieties only produce one bloom so once the bloom is spent, the plant may be removed. Remove plants after they are killed by frost in the fall to avoid disease issues the following year.

Tips After sowing, edible sunflowers will mature in 3 months or more. Cut the heads off after the stalks are completely dry but before the fall or winter rains arrive to harvest the seeds. Examine the flower heads for maturity to see if the florets in the center of the flower disk have shriveled and the back of the flower head has turned yellow, or if the head has begun to droop. Flower heads should be cut with a foot of the stalk still attached. Hang the heads in a warm, dry, well-ventilated location to allow the seeds to fully ripen and dry. To protect the seeds and collect those that fall from drying, a cheesecloth, netting, or a paper bag with holes punched in it should be placed over the head. Shorter varieties may be grown in containers. Be sure to use a commercial potting mix. Pollenless varieties make terrific cut flowers.

Organic, Open Air Pollinated, Non-GMO B50 FREE GIFT when you order 5 items or more. Free gift is full of surprise seeds which may include single or mixed varieties.

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