Rouge Royale Sunflower Seeds

5 out of 5 stars
(3 reviews)
Availability: In Stock

'Rouge Royale' is a stunning, true red sunflower, on multi-branching plants. A dramatic accent in beds, borders, and arrangements. For highest quality cut flowers, planting closer together will produce longer stems and smaller flowers. For long-lasting vase life, cut before flower is completely open. 'Rouge Royale' doesn't drop its pollen making it all beauty and no mess. Sunflowers are edible, with a bittersweet flavor. The petals add a pretty pop of color ion salads and desserts. The young, sunflower buds are edible, with a flavor similar to artichoke hearts. They can be grilled, marinated, or sautéed for an unusual appetizer or side dish. Drought tolerant once established.

$4.29 20 seeds

Botanical Name: Helianthus annuus (hybrid)

Family: Asteraceae

Native: North America

Hardiness: Annual

Plant Dimensions: 4'–6' tall

Variety Information: 3"–6" deep red 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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Rouge Royale Sunflower Seeds Reviews

3 reviews

Dark and multiple flowers

5 out of 5 stars Jul 24, 2020
Moulin Rouge Sunflower is very tall, strong and has many flowers, but it's really too dark, not cheerful at all. It's lucky that I planted them with Autumn Beauty Mix (bronze, yellow...) so together they look very beautiful.
RoseGarden from CA

Love these!!!Much darker than the picture.

5 out of 5 stars Feb 21, 2022
These were my favorites last year. They're so dark they're almost black, but with this beautiful deep burgundy loveliness that shines through.
Shana from AL

Amazing color display, attracts all the bees

5 out of 5 stars Aug 21, 2022
I got this from a local nursery and I'm blown away by these flowers. I started the seeds in a tray but kept it outside in late May (zone 6) mainly because I wasn't sure where I wanted these plants to go. After a couple of weeks I planted some in front of the house and a couple among the veggies out back. They grew fast and healthy and started blooming sometime in mid-July. The flowers start out a deep, moody burgundy red, glistening with nectar. There are bees on these blooms all day long. As they mature the flowers stay burgundy but the backs of the petals have golden highlights so the fully open, mature flowers appear lighter. They're simply gorgeous and I'm already planning on an entire field of these next summer. The local goldfinches, hummingbirds, and resident chipmunks also love these flowers and it's so fun to see how each different creature has a different strategy for eating from these plants. I didn't use these as cut flowers the way the description suggests because they're simply too gorgeous to cut but I may do that next year if I'm successful at having a big patch of them.
Oana from MA

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