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Helianthus annuus

Soraya Sunflower

Regular price $4.95 USD
Regular price Sale price $4.95 USD
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80 days. Quintessential sunflower for cheerful gardens, handmade summer bouquets, and the cut flower market. Flowers are 4-6” across, with dark chocolatey brown centers and vibrant golden orange petals. Plants stand strong at 5-6’ tall and branch heavily to produce an abundance of uniform flowers with long stems. Sunflower petals are edible and beautify as a garnish. The seeds of this sunflower are edible but are quite small. Easy to grow from seed, sunflowers feed bees and attract goldfinches, increasing the wildlife in any garden. An All America Selections winner in 2000, the first sunflower to receive the honor. HM

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Growing Instructions (for USDA Zone 5b):

Sunflowers are easy to grow from seed outside provided that they are kept moist during germination & seedlings are protected from slugs (use Sluggo). Also, protect plants from groundhogs & deer. Sow seeds outside 6/1-6/30, 6” apart. Thin to 18” for full size plants.


For cut flowers, harvest young (newly opened) flowers with tight centers and place in water, out of the sun immediately.

 Seed Saving Instructions for gardeners:

Sunflowers are an easy seed saving crop although they will cross easily with other sunflower varieties. Minimum population size: 5. Cut seedheads when seeds are mature but before the birds get them all! Place seedheads to dry in a dry location with good air circulation.

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Growing Instructions