Helianthus, Sunflower

Sunflower Sunfinity

Varieties available: Sunfinity - 48" tall

                               Sunbelievable Brown Eyed Girl - 36" tall

                               Sunrich lemon - 48-60"

                               Sunrich orange - 48-60"

                               Russian mammoth - 72-96"

When it comes to growing sunflowers, the first step is to choose the right variety. There are different types of sunflowers, including dwarf varieties suitable for small gardens and giant varieties that can grow up to 12 feet tall. Consider the available space, climate, and purpose of growing sunflowers to select the most appropriate variety for your needs. We will have varieties that span these size categories. 

Sunflowers thrive in full sun, so make sure to choose a location that receives at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight per day. The soil should be well-draining and rich in organic matter.  The compact varieties grow well in large containers as well a garden bed.

As the sunflowers grow, they will require regular watering. Provide about 1 inch of water per week, either through rainfall or irrigation. Be careful not to overwater, as excessive moisture can lead to root rot.

Fertilizing sunflowers can help promote healthy growth and abundant blooms. Use a balanced fertilizer with a ratio of 10-10-10 or similar. Apply the fertilizer according to the package instructions, usually every 4-6 weeks during the growing season.

One of the most important aspects of growing sunflowers is providing support for their tall stems. As the plants grow, they may become top-heavy and prone to bending or breaking. Consider staking or using a trellis system to support the sunflowers and prevent damage.

Keep an eye out for pests and diseases that can affect sunflowers. Common pests include aphids, slugs, and birds that may eat the seeds. Some varieties are sterile, which means that they will not produce seeds. 




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