BOTANICAL NAME:Helianthus annuus
DESCRIPTION : Big multi-headed sunflowers with an abundance of seed for oil, food, dye, or attracting birds. Ancient food and oil crop developed from wild plants by the Hopi people of the southwest, and materials for patterns. Nice gift-a big seedhead can be hung up as a natural bird feeder. Rare seed.
GROW BIOINTENSIVEŽ CULTURAL INFORMATION: Annual/Height 6'/Spacing 24"
WHEN TO PLANT: spring
GERMINATION DAYS: 7-14
PLANTING DEPTH: 1/4"
SEEDS PER PACKET: 50
SOURCE CODE: N
DAYS TO MATURITY: 100
GROWING INSTRUCTIONS :May start in flats 3-4 weeks before last frost & transplant, but better to start directly in good, non-acid, well drained garden soil after danger of frost is past. Does best if well-dug. Needs full sun, for best display, fertilize it well, lime if necessary, and make sure it doesn't get dry enough to wilt. Stakes and string around the edges and criss-crossing the center of the bed will help prevent the plants from falling over as the heads mature.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION : Bee Friendly, Easy to Grow, Stores well, and Tolerates hot weather