Sunflower Shock-O-Lat Seeds.

Sunflower Shock-O-Lat Seeds.

Helianthus annuus (hybrid)

Item #1327

Annual. With yellow-tipped, bronze-red petals, 'Shock-O-Lat' is sure to draw attention. Contrasting purple-tinged stems are well-branched, offering a multitude of pollenless blooms for bouquets. The 6" flowers can be tamed down to 3" by spacing plants closely (10" apart). Sunflowers are drought tolerant and attract pollinators.

Seedling Image


Full sun

Blooms summer
to fall

6' tall

Days to Emerge:
10-15 days

Seed Depth:

Seed Spacing:
A group of
3 seeds
every 1 1/2'-2'

When 3" tall,
thin to 1
every 1 1/2'-2'

When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after average last frost.

When to start inside: 2 to 4 weeks before average last frost. Sunflowers are sensitive to root disturbance; sow in biodegradable pots that can be planted directly in the ground.

Artist: Carolyn Crawford

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