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SUNFLOWER – GOLDY HONEY BEAR SEEDS – ORGANIC

$3.49

Brighton | 8
Falmouth | 14
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Description

Goldy Honey Bear has thick, multi-branching stalks that stay upright without staking. Green centers are revealed as the 5″–7″ flowers open. As they mature, the blooms become fully double, solid gold, and surrounded by sun-like ray petals. In ideal conditions, these nearly pollenless flowers may grow so large that just one will fill an entire vase! Long-blooming display for a flower border, hedge, or screen. You may even recognize these unique sunflowers from Vincent van Gogh's famous Sunflowers paintings! Sunflowers are edible, with a bittersweet flavor. The petals add a pretty pop of color on salads and desserts. The young, sunflower buds are edible, with a flavor similar to artichoke hearts. They can be grilled, marinated, or sauteed for an unusual appetizer or side dish.

Botanical Name: Helianthus annuus
Family: Asteraceae
Native: North America
Hardiness: Annual
Plant Dimensions: 5'–6' tall, 24″ wide, multi–branching
Variety Information: 5″–7″ fully double, golden-yellow blooms. Centers are green until maturity when they turn brown.
Exposure: Full sun
Bloom Period: Summer to frost
Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date.
When to Start Inside: 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date. Sunflowers are senstive to root disturbance; sow in biodegradable pots that can be planted directly in the ground.
Days to Emerge: 10–15 days
Seed Depth: ¼”–½”
Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 18″–24″
Thinning: When 3″ tall, thin to 1 every 18″–24″

25 seeds.