Tall Blend

Quick Facts:

    • Tall Collection
    • Brighten up the back of the garden
    • Enjoy mixed planting
    • Grows to 1.6-2m (5-6')
    • Colourful

Tall Blend

Description:

With so many to choose from and only so much space in the garden, Tall Blend sunflower seeds will allow you to enjoy a mixed planting. This package combines Russian Mammoth, Giganteus, Lemon Queen, and Taiyo to brighten up the back of the garden. Grow a forest of giants that attract pollinators to your garden and also feed the birds once the flowering show is over. Russian Mammoth have truly flowers. Giganteus produces the classic grey-striped confectionery type seeds. Lemon Queen has lots of light yellow flowers all the way up. And Taiyo has the traditional, flat, single flowers atop very tall stems. All plants in this collection will grow to 2-4m (6-12').

We regret that no more of this product will be available for 2021. We hope to offer it again next season.
Size: SKU: Price: Availability: Quantity: Total:
1.5g FL3257A $3.99 Unavailable Notify me when in stock
5g FL3257B $7.99 In stock $0.00
25g FL3257C $19.99 Unavailable Notify me when in stock
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Quick Facts:

    • Tall Collection
    • Brighten up the back of the garden
    • Enjoy mixed planting
    • Grows to 1.6-2m (5-6')
    • Colourful

How To Grow

Sunflowers will grow in just about any well-drained soil, and they are drought tolerant.  Annual flowers that can grow to incredible heights in just one season. Continue reading below for tips on how to grow sunflowers from seed.

Latin
Helianthus annuus
Family: Asteraceae

Difficulty
Easy

Season & Zone
Exposure: Full sun

Timing
Direct sow repeatedly after the last frost date. Starting indoors is possible, but does not gain much time. If sunflowers are allowed to get root-bound, they will lack stability at transplant time, and will require staking. Optimal soil temperature for germination: 21-30°C (70-85°F). Seeds should sprout in 10-14 days.

Starting
Sow seeds 5mm-1cm  (¼-½”) deep. Space dwarf varieties 15cm (6″) apart, but give the giants lots of room at 1m (3′) between plants.

Growing
To grow really big plants with really big flowers, enrich the soil with organic matter and incorporate 2 cups of balanced organic fertilizer per 3m (10′) of row, and irrigate regularly. When the plants are 30cm (12) tall, dissolve 5ml (1 tsp) of borax (for boron) in 350 ml (12 fl oz) of water and spread the solution over 5m (15′) of row. Be careful not to over-apply this solution. This application of boron will produce bigger seeds and flower heads. Do not apply boron to other garden plants. When the back of the flower head turns yellow, it is ready to be cut from the plant.

Companion Planting
Sunflowers planted near rows of corn are said to increase yields. Sunflowers can be used to draw heavy metals, toxins, and even radiation from soil, but should be burned at the end of the season if grown for this purpose. Plant sunflowers amid squash plantings to improve pollination and overall production.

More on Companion Planting.

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