Flowers Sunflowers Dwarf Sunflowers Big Smile

Big Smile

Sunflower Seed

Product ID: 1312

Slightly larger blooms than Sunny Smile.

Attractive in small beds, containers, and 4-6" pots. 3-6" blooms are bright golden-yellow with a black center. Also known as common sunflower and annual sunflower. Day neutral. Branching. Bears pollen. Ht. 10-15" in containers; 12-24" in the garden. Avg. 810 seeds/oz. Packet: 50 seeds.

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Packet

$3.95
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250 Seeds

$7.30
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500 Seeds

$12.50
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1,000 Seeds

$20.40
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5,000 Seeds

$93.50
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10,000 Seeds

$169.80
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Additional Information

DAYS TO GERMINATION: 7-14 days at 70-75°F (21-24°C).

SOWING: Direct seed (recommended): Sow after last frost in groups of 3-4 seeds, 1/2" deep. Thin to one plant when true leaves appear.
Transplant: Sow in final container, placing 1 seed per 6" pot or 3 seeds per gallon container, 3-4 weeks prior to planting out. Dislikes root disturbance. If transplanting to beds, wait for 3-4 true leaves to appear.

GROWING ON: Grow at 70-80°F (21-27°C) during the day and 50-60°F (10-16°C) at night. Warmer temperatures cause stretching; cooler temperatures cause plants to be more dwarf.

LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun.

SOIL REQUIREMENTS:
Light, well-drained soil of low to moderate fertility.

PLANT SPACING: 8-12". Space plants so that leaves do not touch. Crowding promotes taller growth and weaker stems.

HARDINESS ZONES: Annual.

HARVEST: Fresh: Harvest when flowers are just beginning to open.
Dried: Flowers are completely open. Hang or use silica gel.

USES: Excellent in containers or for mass plantings.

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Quick Facts

Latin Name
Helianthus annuus
Days To Maturity
Average number of days from seeding date until ready for harvest.
50 - 60 Days
Life Cycle
Plants are either Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grows year after year), or Biennials (require two years to mature).
Annual
Hybrid Status
Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits. Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.
Open Pollinated
Product Features
Easy Choice Easy Choice
Variety is easy-to-grow.
Grows Well in Containers Grows Well in Containers
Variety does well when grown in a container.
Easy Choice Grows Well in Containers