Flowers Sunflowers Tall Sunflowers

Autumn Beauty

Sunflower Seed

Product ID: 1305

Reminiscent of fall leaves.

Bold, beautiful flowers up to 8" across. Bright yellow, bronze, and purple shades with some bicolors. Bears pollen; good for bee forage. Stem length is 15-44". Also known as common sunflower and annual sunflower. Branching; produces many long stems.

•Edible Flowers: Flower buds can be fried and the petals used as a garnish in salads and desserts; the flavor is bittersweet.

Ht. 60–70". Avg. 1,400 seeds/oz. Packet: 50 seeds.

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Packet

$4.35
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500 Seeds

$5.43
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1,000 Seeds

$7.01
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5,000 Seeds

$30.25
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Additional Information

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

SOWING: Direct seed (recommended) - After last frost. Transplant - Sow in final container 3-4 weeks prior to planting out. Dislikes root disturbance.

LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun.

PLANT HEIGHT: Varies.

PLANT SPACING: 4-24". Single-stem varieties space 4-6" apart. Branching varieties space 18-24" apart.

HARDINESS ZONES: Annual.

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

SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Light, well-drained soil. Excessive nitrogen may cause plants to grow too vigorously with abnormal flower shapes.

NOTES: Flower size and stem diameter are controlled by plant spacing, temperature, soil type, and day length. For early and late season production, select varieties that are day-length neutral or are noted as suitable for flowering under short days.

USES: Excellent cut flower or for gardens.

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Quick Facts

Latin Name
Helianthus annuus
Days To Maturity
Average number of days from seeding date to harvest, within a specific crop group. If a transplanted crop: average number of days from transplant date. Not sure if crop is direct-seeded or transplanted? Check the Growing Information box for details. If crop can be both direct-seeded or transplanted, days to maturity refers to direct seeding. Days to maturity for all flowers and herbs is calculated from seeding date.
70 - 80 Days
Life Cycle
Plants can be Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grow year after year), Tender Perennials (grow year after year in warmer climates; and in some cases when given special protection in colder climates), 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.
Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets
Variety good for fresh cut-flower displays.
Attracts Beneficial Insects Attracts Beneficial Insects
Variety attracts and supports pollinators and/or insects that prey on garden pests.
Easy Choice Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Attracts Beneficial Insects