60 days. An early blooming ornamental mixture of 5 or more floral types ranging from soft yellow to bright yellow, some flowers with halos ranging from maroon to red-brown to copper. Secondary and tertiary flowers are borne on 7 ft. sturdy stalks. Flowers are 5½ in. across with large burnt-orange discs. An excellent cut flower or showy hedge. Pkt (2 g, 120 seeds)
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Sunflower Culture: Annual. Germination: 14 days, 70 degrees F. Full 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.