Helianthus annuus.'Valentine' Annual. 4-5'.
Lemon Yellow flowers with dark centers. Blooms measure 3-4". Branching habit; each plant produces multiple blooms on 25-45" stems. Produces pollen for pollinators, especially bees.
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.