Fluffy, round, fully double flower heads are marked with a dark brown eye. Inter-plant them with other sunflower varieties, add to your border, or grow in containers. Plant Teddy Bear sunflower seeds for a unique cut flower. Plant grows to a height of 90 cm (3'). Because Teddy Bear Sunflowers produce so many flower petals, they are good for sprinkling over salads in the summer. The petals are completely edible. This variety is a great choice for cut flowers as the stems are strong and straight. It will attract bumblebees and other pollinators the the garden space. It's a long time favourite here at West Coast Seeds.
Sunflowers will grow in just about any well-drained soil, and they are drought tolerant. To grow sunflowers from seed, to grow really big plants with really big flowers, enrich the soil with organic matter and incorporate 2 cups of complete 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 big seeds and flower heads. Do not apply boron to other garden plants. Annual flowers that can grow to incredible heights in just one season.