Dwarf Sunspot sunflower seeds produce stout plants that rarely grow taller than 60cm (24″). Dwarf Sunspot sunflower makes a very striking container plant, but will require regular feeding, and a fairly heavy base so that it doesn’t get top heavy. The long lasting flowers produce copious seeds for wild birds to snack on. This is a really fun variety because it’s so strange to see giant sunflowers on such relatively short plants.
Package Size: 10 seeds per pack
Germination Rate: 75%
Germination Time: 14 – 21 Days
Seed Planting Depth: Sow 1cm deep
Growth Habit: Upright, Branching
Spacing: 30cm apart
Light Needs: Full sun
Soil Needs: Loose, rich, well-drained
Approximate days to flower from seed: 65-75 days
Uses: Cut flowers and flower beds, short varieties-containers and planters, Attracts pollinators
Care: Mix compost into the soil before sowing or transplanting. Adding too much nitrogen can cause plants to produce more foliage than flowers.
Growing Sunspot Sunflowers
Push each seed about 1 inch (2.5 cm) into the soil. If you’re planting more than one seed in your container, sow the seeds 4 to 5 inches (10 to 13 cm) apart. You may want to add a thin layer of compost to the top of the soil after your seeds are sown.
- Make sure you have a radius of 4 to 5 inches (10 to 13 cm) around all sides of each seed. Don’t show them too close to the edges of the container.
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