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Taiyo Sunflower

Taiyo Sunflower

Botanical Name: Helianthus annuus

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# of seeds per packet: 40 seeds

Description

70 days. A magnificent heirloom variety from Japan, Taiyo is highly regarded for its large, single, yellow flowers on sturdy, medium tall stems. Outer petals are deep-yellow, and short, surrounding a fuzzy, dark chocolate colored center which makes for a stunning contrast. Flowers are 8-12” wide yet are upright and do not droop. Plants are 5-6' tall plant. This variety is a popular cut flower. If left uncut, Taiyo provides an amazing display as the flower opens, attracting pollinators to your garden. The small seeds are edible and will be a welcome fall treat for many types of wildlife.

Growing

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.

Harvest:

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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Description

70 days. A magnificent heirloom variety from Japan, Taiyo is highly regarded for its large, single, yellow flowers on sturdy, medium tall stems. Outer petals are deep-yellow, and short, surrounding a fuzzy, dark chocolate colored center which makes for a stunning contrast. Flowers are 8-12” wide yet are upright and do not droop. Plants are 5-6' tall plant. This variety is a popular cut flower. If left uncut, Taiyo provides an amazing display as the flower opens, attracting pollinators to your garden. The small seeds are edible and will be a welcome fall treat for many types of wildlife.

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Growing

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.

Harvest:

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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