Teddy Bear Sunflowers, Dwarf Sungold great as cut flowers,popular with pollinating insects !
Fully-double, yellow-gold flowers.
'Sungold' is a dwarf sunflower variety that only grows to between twenty four and thirty six inches tall. The flowerheads also stand out as unusual. Instead of the typical sunflower shaped flower, they are quite bushy and full of small petals. This makes them popular with pollinating insects. They also are great as cut flowers for both home and market.
Because of their compact size, they are nice to add as a border planting in your gardens and beds. Sunflowers are very easy to grow and make a good choice for novice gardeners and kids. Blooms in the summer and into the fall.
Sunflower Dwarf Sungold (Helianthus Annuus) - Easy-to-grow from Sunflower seeds, this dwarf Sunflower is a favorite of home gardeners everywhere who want the delight of Sunflowers without the massive plants. This Dwarf Sungold Sunflower has massive flower heads, but only grows to a maximum of 24 inches tall. This Sungold Sunflower variety has massive 10 inch double blooms that are stuffed with tiny, densely-packed petals of richest golden-yellow, all the way to the center! What an unbelievably frilly flower on the 18 - 24 inch sturdy stems. Sunflower Care: It is important not to over water Sunflowers. Too much water may result in soil loosening and losing stability to hold the plant. Sungold dwarf Sunflower plants are somewhat drought and heat tolerant. They will flower mid-summer through fall and need little care or pruning.
Sunflowers are the kings of the natural sunny summer garden, attracting butterflies and birds. Sunflowers are easy to grow from flower seed. After danger of frost has passed, directly sow Sunflower seeds into prepared seed beds that are weed free and the soil has been loosened. Space the Sunflower Sun Gold dwarf seeds 12 inches apart, cover the seed 1/2 inch deep, and thin the Sunflower seedlings to 24 inches apart.
USDA Zones: 3 - 9
Height: 18 - 24 inches
Bloom Season: Summer to fall
Bloom Color: Yellow
Environment: Full sun
Soil Type: Moist, fertile soil, pH 5.5 - 6.2
Temperature: 69 - 75F
Average Germ Time: 10 - 15 days
Light Required: No
Depth: 1/2 inch
Sowing Rate: 2 - 3 seeds per plant
Moisture: Keep seed slightly moist, but not wet
Plant Spacing: 24 inches
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