Velvet Queen Sunflower (Helianthus annuus)
Rich garnet petals radiate outward from the nearly black centers of this stunning heirloom. A profuse bloomer, the Velvet Queen makes a dramatic garden backdrop and an excellent cut flower for summer arrangements.
- 25 seeds minimum
- Germination: 7-10 days
- Maturity: 875-80 days
- Direct sow ½” deep in full sun after last frost or start indoors 4 weeks before last frost. Sunflower roots don’t like to be disturbed, so transplant carefully.
- Space 18-24" apart.
- A tall variety growing up to 7 feet tall.