Grow your own Sunflowers!
Sunflowers are tall, tough plants, with some varieties reaching 14 feet in height.
Many varieties attract bees and birds who dine on sunflower nectar and seeds, making them an ideal choice for a wildlife or pollinator garden.
Botanical Name: Helianthus annuus
Bloom Time: Most sunflower varieties bloom for several weeks in midsummer.
How to Plant Sunflower Seeds
- Plant the seeds no more than an inch deep and about 6 inches apart.
- Thin the seedlings once they hit 6 inches tall, leaving the strongest plants about 12 inches apart.
- Bee patient! Bloom ranges between 80 and 120 days, from the time you put the seed in the soil to.
Share your Sunflower growing!
- Snap pictures of you planting, and watering your seeds. The first signs of sprouting, the growing process, and your growing flowers!
- Share your pictures on instagram: #FHsunflowers