Sunflower, Chocolate Cherry
Helianthus annuus.Annual 6-7' 80-90 days.
Velvety burgundy petals radiate from a dark chocolate center. Heavily branching plants produce an abundance of 5" to 8" flowers. Excellent cut flower. Enchance your garden and home with this dramatic sunflower.
Planting Directions: Sow seed indoors in sterile seed starting medium with a soil temperature of 70° to 85°. Plant seed ¼” deep. Direct sow in the garden after your last frost when the soil has warmed considerably. Soil should worked thoroughly and well fertilized with either rich compost or a good general garden fertilizer. Space plants to stand 24-30” apart. Harvest for cut flowers when rays begin to open. For seed heads cut with stalks attached and hang to dry. Remove seed when thoroughly dry. Excellent for birds.