Sunflower Culture: Annual/70oF/LD/14 days/sun/direct sow in May or June/space 12-18" apart. Taller varieties may need staking. Early in the growth stage, place a pole at the base of the stalk. As the stem grows, use twine or soft ties to secure it to the stake every 6' or so. History: Some archaeologists believe that Native Americans may have cultivated sunflowers as early as 3000 B.C. Uses: You can leave any remaining seed-heads in the garden for fall and winter visitors. Or you can cut and dry the seed-heads indoors. Throughout the winter months, tie dried heads to trees or to your deck to create feeding stations.
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(Helianthus debilis cucumerifolius) 56 days. Attractive wild sunflower native to the Gulf Coast. Multi-branching plants grow to 6', with dozens of 2Â–4 in. yellow flowers on long stems. Leaves are similar to cucumbersÂ’ Â– a lighter green and more ragged. Drought tolerant and vigorous, keeps blooming for up to 3 months. Longest bloomer in our 2013 sunflower trials. Birds love the small seeds, choosing them over other sunflowers.
This product was added to our catalog on Friday 13 December, 2013.