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Easy Choice

Easy Choice

Variety is easy-to-grow.

Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets

Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets

Good variety to choose for fresh cut Flowers displays.

Strawberry Blonde
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Strawberry Blonde(F1) Sunflower Seed

1744

Product ID: 1744

Ruby red flowers that hold their petals.

Flowers have burgundy, sometimes pink, petals with lemony tips and dark centers. Branching plants have long, 18-24", strong side stems for cutting. Also known as common sunflower and annual sunflower. Day-length neutral. Pollenless. Branching.

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

Ht. 60-72". Avg. 750 seeds/oz. Packet: 50 seeds.

Product Price Qty
1744Packet  $3.95 
1744100 Seeds  $5.60 
1744250 Seeds  $9.85 
1744500 Seeds  $17.10 
17441,000 Seeds  $32.40 
17445,000 Seeds  $132.25 

Quick Facts

Days to Maturity or Bloom:   55

Plant Cycle:   (A)  

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Easy Choice   Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets  

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Growing Information

Sunflowers, Tall

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

SOWING: Direct seed (recommended): After the last frost, sow in groups of 2-3 seeds, 1/2" deep. Thin to one plant when true leaves appear.
Transplant: Sow in final container 3-4 weeks prior to planting out. Sunflowers dislike root disturbance and do not transplant well Transplants should be held indoors for no more than 4 weeks prior to planting out. Provide sun and good air movement.

LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun.

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

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

HARDINESS ZONES: Annual.

HARVEST: Fresh: Flowers can be harvested tight when color first begins to show, or when the flowers are just beginning to open, depending on your market.
Dried: Flowers are completely open. Hang or use silica gel.

USES: Excellent cut flower or for gardens.


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