Lemon Queen Sunflower Seeds

Organic, Heirloom

Availability: In Stock

Majestic, multi-branched plants provide gorgeous cut flowers throughout summer. Easy to grow in almost any well-drained soil, and drought tolerant. In areas with a long growing season, sow a new crop every 2–4 weeks up until 3 months before first fall frost for continuous bloom. Due to its intense bee attraction, 'Lemon Queen' is the sunflower used in the Great Sunflower Project, a study to gather information about native bee populations.

$2.29 2 grams

Botanical Name: Helianthus annuus

Family: Asteraceae

Native: North America

Hardiness: Annual

Plant Dimensions: 5'–7' tall

Variety Information: Blooms have lemon-yellow petals with a brown center. Plants produce one large main flower, 5"–7" wide, followed by smaller secondary flowers.

Exposure: Full sun

Bloom Period: Summer to frost

Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Drought Tolerant, 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 18"–24"

Thinning: When 3" tall, thin to 1 every 18"–24"

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Lemon Queen Sunflower Seeds Reviews

2 reviews
Tall and Bright
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After a mediocre performance last year, I gave these another try--this time in all-day sun. What a difference it made! Lemon Queen has grown eight feet tall and started blooming August 1 with pure yellow blooms that grow larger after opening. They've been very easy to grow and free of pests. My reason for only four stars is that, like most annuals, these do not look good after frost and have to be cleared away.

The bees came in droves! :)
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Sep 11, 2020
I bought these seeds based on their description as attractive to bees and they did not disappoint! So many blooms and the bees were there for them every day. An integral part of a bee garden. I even brought the seeds to work to plant in front of the building and my boss and I enjoyed watching them bloom all summer.

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