Sunrich Orange

Quick Facts:

    • Hybrid seeds
    • Best for cut flowers
    • 4-5' tall, 4-6" flowers
    • Highly uniform

Sunrich Orange

Description:

The Sunrich series of hybrid sunflowers was bred with the florist trade in mind. These are highly uniform annuals that mature in 60 to 70 days from direct sowing, producing a single, upright stem, about 1.2-1.5m (4-5') tall. The flowers are very round with dense numbers of petals, but the flowers produce no pollen, so they won't make a mess when they're cut and brought indoors. They make really excellent, long-lasting cut flowers, with blooms 10-15cm (4-6") across.

For elegant and striking cut flowers, choose Sunrich Orange sunflower seeds. Just ten weeks after direct sowing, a whole bouquet of evenly sized, pollenless flowers can be cut for indoor decorating or bridal displays.

Size: SKU: Price: Availability: Quantity: Total:
20 seeds FL3860A $5.19 Unavailable  
100 seeds FL3860B $12.99 Unavailable  
500 seeds FL3860C $42.99 Unavailable  
2500 seeds FL3860D $133.99 Unavailable Notify me when in stock
10,000 seeds FL3860E $449.99 In stock $0.00
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Quick Facts:

    • Hybrid seeds
    • Best for cut flowers
    • 4-5' tall, 4-6" flowers
    • Highly uniform

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.

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