Sunflower (Incredible Dwarf) Seeds
FLOW-SUNF-1-1Regular price $2.20
Enjoy cheerful sunflowers in your garden, even if it is a tiny plot in the city. Urban Bounty Sun Flower (Incredible Dwarf) Seed Packets contain approximately 24 seeds - plenty for a small garden and enough one or two people to graze on.
What are Sunflowers?
Sun Flowers (Helianthus annuus) are the quintessential summer flower. This annual has velvety yellow petals, silver foliage and textural dark brown seeds in the centre. Love sunflowers in your Mediterranean garden.
This dwarf variety has a short stem and is ideal for a pot or in a border garden. It won't take up as much space as the full growing varieties and only grows to about 100 cm high.
Culinary Uses for Sunflowers (Incredible Dwarf)
Sunflower seeds need to be processed if you would like to eat them (wait until the end of the season before harvesting, and be sure to protect your harvest from the birds.)
Enjoy toasted sunflower seeds as a grazing or lunch box snack, sprinkled over a salad or in Mediterranean cuisine.
Growing Conditions - Sunflower (Incredible Dwarf) Seeds
Sunflowers are a medium-care plant. Sunflowers love the sun (obviously!). They adapt to most soil conditions but prefer a neutral ph. These flowers are hungry and will need food throughout the growing season (worm tea is ideal). Although sunflowers survive a mild period of dry weather, they don't tolerate frost or wind.
Chives, squash, cucumbers are good companion plants for Sunflowers, but avoid planting near potatoes.
Growing Instructions - Sunflower (Incredible Dwarf) Seeds
Note: These seeds have been treated to meet import regulations. Do not feed seeds to animals. Wash hands after handling.
- Direct sow: Early spring - summer (when soil temperature has reached 20 - 24 degrees Celsius)
- Spacing: 20 - 30 cm cm apart
- Sowing depth: 1.5 cm
- Keep soil consistently moist but not soggy while seeds are germinating
- Germination: 5 - 10 days
- Harvest: 75 days