Sunflower, Summer Beauty Mix
Helianthus annuus. Annual.5-7'.
Summer Beauty Sunflower Mix are tall branching plants covered in 3" to 5" blooms. Showy color mix includes gold, yellow, bronze and burgundy with many bicolors. Keep cutting to prolong flowering. Makes a fine summer screen. 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.