Planting and growing sunflowers is easy. These durable plants can be grown in most area summer months, and can bring great beauty to any landscape or garden. Below are the steps to grow sunflowers from seed:
So, the first step is to find quality sunflower seed. Many of the top online seed stores sell sunflower seeds, and quality will insure a higher germination rate for your baby sunflower plants.
Ground Temp: 55-60°F PH level: 6.0-7.5 Spacing: 30 inches apart for rows, 6″ spacing Depth: 1″ Time to Bloom: Sprouts in 7-10 days, bloom in 60-90 days Notes: Plant in succession every 2-3 weeks. … Read the rest
Botanical Name: Helianthus Plant Type: Perennial or Annual Bloom Time: Mid-summer to fall Best Location: Full Sun Soil: Well-drained, rich, deep and moist Diseases: Crown gall, leaf spot, mildew, stem rot Pests: Aphids, beetles Propagation: Seeds Zone: 5-9 … Read the rest
The Sunflower, or Helianthus, is a genus of plants with about 70 species and resides in the family Asteraceae. It is know for its vibrant beauty and striking colors, along with its symmetry. All sunflowers are native to North America, with the exception of 3 species that reside within South America. The domesticated sunflower, also know as H. annus, is the most familiar and popular of the species, and is an annual. There are… Read the rest