Sunflower Lemon Queen Organic HEIRLOOM Seeds

Sunflower Lemon Queen Organic HEIRLOOM Seeds

Helianthus annuus

Item #2027

Annual. Lemon Queen is the sunflower variety being grown for a multi-year bee count project to gather information about native bee populations. More than 100,000 citizen-scientists across the U.S. and Canada participate in the research by counting the number of bees that visit their Lemon Queen plants. Bees and other pollinating insects are attracted to the nectar and pollen provided by the large, pale lemon yellow colored flowers with dark brown centers. Majestic, branched plants provide gorgeous cut flowers throughout the summer. Easy to grow in almost any well-drained soil. In areas with a long growing season, sow a new crop every 2-4 weeks up until 3 months before first fall frost for continuous bloom.

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Full sun

Blooms summer to fall

5'-7' tall

Days to Emerge:
10 - 15 days

Seed Depth:

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

When 3" tall, thin to 1 every 1' - 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. For best transplanting, use paper pots or pulp pots.

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