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Elves Blend Dwarf Sunflower Seeds

Organic

#2024
4.1111111111111 out of 5 stars
(9 reviews)
Availability: In Stock

This may be a blend of shorter varieties, but it's not short on selection. Large and small classic sunflowers, and multi-petaled pom-pom types will brighten your garden, draw pollinators, and make cheery bouquets to embellish your indoor spaces. Branching, drought-tolerant plants will be loaded with sunny yellow blooms from summer to fall. Great in containers or as a short, annual hedge. Fantastic first-time flower for your little elves—oops!—kids to grow! Sunflowers are edible, with a bittersweet flavor. The petals add a pretty pop of color on salads and desserts. The young, sunflower buds are edible, with a flavor similar to artichoke hearts. They can be grilled, marinated, or sauteed for an unusual appetizer or side dish.

$2.49 1 gram (~48 seeds)

Botanical Name: Helianthus annuus

Family: Asteraceae

Native: North America

Hardiness: Annual

Plant Dimensions: 16"–24" tall

Variety Information: 4"–6" wide bright yellow and golden, single and double flowers, some with dark centers.

Exposure: Full sun

Bloom Period: Summer to frost

Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Drought Tolerant, Good for Containers, Heat Tolerant

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date.

When to Start Inside: 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date. Sunflowers are senstive to root disturbance; sow in biodegradable pots that can be planted directly in the ground.

Days to Emerge: 10–15 days

Seed Depth: ¼"–½"

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 6"–9"

Thinning: When 3" tall, thin to 1 every 6"–9"

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Elves Blend Dwarf Sunflower Seeds Reviews

9 reviews

Cute

4 out of 5 stars Oct 18, 2019
I enjoyed these last summer. Very cut and lits of compliments.
Becky Thompson from TX

Unhappy

1 out of 5 stars Jun 3, 2020
I got to plant the sunflower seeds this week- five rows, each about 4 feet in length- a total of about 20 feet. When I opened the package I was dismayed to see only about 25 seeds. This was far short of what I needed. I feel that I did not get value for my money.
Chris Scarborough from SC
Owner Response: Hi Chris, We are so sorry your packet was short. It is rare but our machines can make an error. We are happy to replace the seeds. A customer service agent will contact you shortly.

Thank you

4 out of 5 stars Jun 11, 2020
Just wanted to say that in response to my complaint I was contacted promptly and given another packet of seed which seems fine.
Chris Scarborough from SC

Elves Blend Dwarf Sunflower Seeds

5 out of 5 stars Sep 18, 2020
Sprouted quickly and performance did not disappoint!! Lots of compliments and blooms given away with big smiles!!
Judy Predmore from AL

Not as advertised

3 out of 5 stars Aug 7, 2021
I love Botanical interest seeds, and they are the only seeds I buy. I think it's fun to try new blends, however- the last two blends of sunflower packets I have planted were full of only one type of sunflower seed and what appears to be 75% amaranth seed. Super bummed that this has happened twice - and with two completely different style blends!
Katie from CA
Owner Response: Hi Katie, Thanks for sharing your feedback. A customer service agent will be contacting you regarding the seed diversity in the blends your chose. As for the amaranth, it is a common garden weed with tiny, shiny seeds (nothing like sunflower seeds). Garden weed seeds like several types of amaranth are often stored in the soil ("seed bank") and come to the surface when the soil is cultivated and germinate when watered. There are many types of weedy amaranth and the seeds are often enjoyed and spread by birds. I sure hope that helps.

Beautiful flowers

5 out of 5 stars Aug 22, 2021
These are reliable and so cheerful. I had sufficient variety in my package. Will plant again next year.
Diana from CA

Nice variety

5 out of 5 stars Oct 10, 2021
Very showy, nice blooms. Made excellent cut flowers.
Joshua from MO

Cute As Cute Can Be

5 out of 5 stars Nov 3, 2021
I bought the Elves Blend sunflowers for my preschooler to grow. He enjoyed planting, watering, and weeding. He especially loved picking me a fresh bouquet for the kitchen windowsill each week. They were as cute as cute can be, and we will certainly be ordering more. I would say we had a perfect germination rate also.
Kristin from VT

Outstanding plants

5 out of 5 stars Nov 29, 2021
I absolutely LOVE sunflowers, but they can be extremely tall. I planted these in a pot on my patio and they were the perfect height. They all came up and the variety of blooms was just what I wanted. I ordered more seed to be able to share as well as grow these again...they're keepers in my garden for sure.
Mary Beth from TX

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