No room to grow giant sunflowers? Try 'Sunspot' instead for its large flower heads on dwarf, 18"–24" stalks. Kids will love growing these giant flowers that are just the right height for your favorite "Gardener in Training"! 'Sunspot' makes large dramatic cut flowers, container plantings or a short annual hedge. Attracts pollinators and birds enjoy the seed heads in autumn and winter. Kids can dry the seeds for their own homegrown tasty snack.
Sunspot Dwarf Sunflower Seeds
Botanical Name: Helianthus annuus
Native: North America
Plant Dimensions: 18"–24" tall
Variety Information: 6"–10" diameter; yellow petals with a golden brown center.
Exposure: Full sun
Bloom Period: Summer to frost
Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Drought Tolerant, Good for Containers, 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 senstive 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 6"–9"
Thinning: When 3" tall, thin to 1 every 6"–9"