Hopi Black Dye Sunflower GSU-7452
Big beautiful 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.
The black seed shells are used to give a beautiful pale purple, colorfast dye. Nice gift-a big seedhead can be hung up as a natural bird feeder. Rare seed.
In an effort to make sure that everyone has a chance to grow this rare seed, each packet now contains 25 seeds.
BOTANICAL NAME:Helianthus annuus
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.
GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION: Annual/Height 6'/Spacing 24"
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION : Bee Friendly, Easy to Grow, Stores well, and Tolerates hot weather