Up for sale is one pack of 30 Lemon Queen Yellow Sunflower seeds. These sunflowers are branching sunflowers that will produce 4" to 6" blooms with yellow petals that transition to a brown center.
We offer flat rate combined shipping on all orders, no limit on the amount or type of seed packets.
Soil temperature: 70 - 75 degrees fahrenheit
Germination lighting: Dark required
Germination days: 4 - 8 days
Grow on temperature day: 55 - 60 degrees fahrenheit
Plant spread: 24"
Plant height: 48'' to 96"
Plant type: Annual
Maturation days: 70 days
Loosen enriched garden soil down to a 6" depth. When soil is consistently 70 degrees (for zone 6-7 usually June 1st) plant seed 1/2" deep and a minimum of 24" apart if your are going to pinch them, 6" to 12" apart if your are not going to pinch (see below). These are low maintenance and require nothing else other than weekly watering. We don't recommend you start sunflowers early in pots as they send a large tap root when germinating and in pots less than 6" deep will quickly become rootbound and not develop correctly.
These are a branching variety and you can choose to pinch them or not. If you don't pinch they will grow taller, up to 6', and usually produce one very large 6"-8" flower (they might still branch on their own). If you pinch them the plant will stay smaller creating more branches and produce more blooms in the 4-5" range.
The color of these sunflowers, and the overall vigor of the plant, is very dependent on sufficient soil nutrient levels. To achieve the deepest cherry color we suggest you use a nutrient soil test to check your NPK and make sure your PH level is at least 7. A PH level under 6 will affect the color of the bloom.