Organic, Heirloom


Heirloom Beauties has something for every sunflower lover—sunny yellows of 'Lemon Queen', beautiful warm tones of 'Autumn Beauty', and deep reds of 'Velvet Queen'. Multiple branching plants produce a multitude of blossoms for a generous amount of cut flowers and lots of pollinator activity all summer long. Excellent drought-tolerant hedge or screen. Leave some seed heads standing in the winter as a treat for the birds.


Heirloom Beauties Sunflower Seeds

  • Botanical Name: Helianthus annuus

    Family: Asteraceae

    Native: North America

    Hardiness: Annual

    Plant Dimensions: 5'–8' tall, 2' wide, multi-branched

    Variety Information: LEMON QUEEN: 5"–7" wide, lemon yellow. AUTUMN BEAUTY: 5"–8" wide in autumnal shades of orange, yellow, gold, and maroon bi-colors. VELVET QUEEN: 4"–6" wide crimson/rust red.

    Exposure: Full sun

    Bloom Period: Summer to frost

    Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant

  • When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date.

    When to Start Inside: 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date. Sunflowers are sensitive to root disturbance; sow in biodegradable pots that can be planted directly in the ground.

    Days to Emerge: 10–15 days

    Seed Depth: ¼"–½"

    Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 18" – 24"

    Thinning: When 3" tall, thin to 1 every 18"–24"

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