Shock-O-Lat Sunflower Seeds

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

With yellow-tipped, bronze-red petals, 'Shock-O-Lat' is sure to draw attention. Contrasting purple-tinged stems are well-branched, offering a multitude of pollenless blooms for bouquets. 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 sauteed for an unusual appetizer or side dish. The 6" flowers can be tamed down to 3" by spacing plants closely (10" apart).

$2.99 10 seeds

Botanical Name: Helianthus annuus (hybrid)

Family: Asteraceae

Native: North America

Hardiness: Annual

Plant Dimensions: 6' tall

Variety Information: 6" flowers are bronze-red with yellow tips and a dark brown center. Flowers will be smaller if plants are close together.

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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Shock-O-Lat Sunflower Seeds Reviews

2 reviews

huge and striking blooms

5 out of 5 stars Jul 21, 2018
I tried this new variety of sunflower this fall and was astonished by the huge and striking blooms. They really stood out in the garden and the blooms were huge. After the initial large blooms, this sunflower produced several side flowers down the stalk.
Tara P from FL

Review of Shock O Lat

5 out of 5 stars Jul 22, 2018
This sunflower is stunning!! The colors are so rich, and they look they are painted on in graduated colors. One of the most unique flowers we tried out this year and I will definitely be planting them again next year. Very easy to grow and healthy as well.
Laura from WA

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