Bright as the sunrise, 4″–6″ golden-yellow flowers on tall, sturdy stems are the backyard florist's dream come true. The Hebrew word, zohar, translates to “splendor” or “radiance”, and this sunflower has both! 'Zohar' blooms just 2 months from sowing, and has an extra-long vase life (up to 12 days). With one flower per plant, sow every 2 to 4 weeks for continuous summer bloom and endless bouquets. Edible, bittersweet petals make a sunny garnish on salads and appetizer plates. Drought tolerant. Although pollenless, they do produce nectar for pollinators.
Botanical Name: Helianthus annuus (hybrid)
Native: North America
Plant Dimensions: 4'–5' tall
Variety Information: 4″–6″ flower has a classic brown center and golden-yellow petals that are more deeply colored around the center.
Exposure: Full sun
Bloom Period: Summer
Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Drought Tolerant, Edible Flower
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 sensitive 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 12″
Thinning: When 3″ tall, thin to 1 every 12″