Flowers Sunflowers Dwarf Sunflowers

Firecracker
(F1) Sunflower Seed

Product ID: 1746

Dwarf, branching plants loaded with red and gold flowers.

Compact plants produce a mass of bright, 4-6", bicolored flowers that are great in containers. 16-36" long stems. Also known as common sunflower and annual sunflower. Pollenless. Ht. 36–46". Avg. 1,140 seeds/oz. Packet: 50 seeds.
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Packet

$4.35
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100 Seeds

$6.65
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250 Seeds

$8.91
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500 Seeds

$16.90
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1,000 Seeds

$28.16
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5,000 Seeds

$121.05
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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.

SCIENTIFIC NAME:
Helianthus annus

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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.

50 - 60 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.

Hybrid (F1)

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.
Grows Well in Containers Grows Well in Containers
Variety does well when grown in a container.

Easy Choice Grows Well in Containers Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets