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Grows Well in Containers

Grows Well in Containers

Variety does well when grown in a container.

Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets

Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets

Good variety to choose for fresh cut Flowers displays.

Teddy Bear

Teddy BearSunflower Seed


Product ID: 1437

Versatile sunflower for field or container.

Like our other dwarfs, the final height depends on the size of the container. Expect 8-12" plants from seeds directly sown in a 4" pot. Earliest of the teddy types in trial, this branching variety will host 3-5" sunny, shaggy blooms. Popular with children. Also known as common sunflower and annual sunflower. Ht. 8-12" in containers; 35-42" in the garden. Avg. 1,300 seeds/oz. Packet: 50 seeds.

Product Price Qty
1437Packet  $3.95 
14371 Ounce  $5.25 
14371/4 Pound  $11.75 
14371 Pound  $40.65 

Quick Facts

Days to Maturity or Bloom:   50-63

Plant Cycle:   (A)  

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Grows Well in Containers   Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets  

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Growing Information

Sunflowers, Dwarf

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, 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.


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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