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Sunspot Dwarf Sunflower Seeds

Organic

#2014
2.5454545454545 out of 5 stars
(11 reviews)
Availability: In Stock

No room to grow giant sunflowers? Try 'Sunspot' instead for its large flower heads on dwarf, 18"–24" stalks. Kids will love growing these giant flowers that are just the right height for your favorite "Gardener in Training"! 'Sunspot' makes large dramatic cut flowers, container plantings or a short annual hedge. 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. Attracts pollinators and birds enjoy the seed heads in autumn and winter. Kids can dry the seeds for their own homegrown tasty snack.

$2.29 2 grams (~37 seeds)

Botanical Name: Helianthus annuus

Family: Asteraceae

Native: North America

Hardiness: Annual

Plant Dimensions: 18"–24" tall

Variety Information: 6"–10" diameter; yellow petals with a golden brown center.

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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Sunspot Dwarf Sunflower Seeds Reviews

11 reviews

Not what I expeced

2 out of 5 stars Jul 30, 2018
I ordered the Sunspot Dwarf sunflower for both myself and my mom. My mom only wanted dwarf sunflowers this year and I wanted dwarf to put in front of some taller varieties I planted. This sunflower was not what I ordered. This thing is the tallest sunflower in my garden up around 6-7 feet tall. The flowers look great and have great color but this is not what I ordered. Unfortunately my mom is having the same problem with hers.
Landen from WA
Owner Response: Hi Landen, We are so sorry that these "dwarf" sunflowers ended up being so tall in your garden. We do warranty our seeds and we will be in touch shortly to sort this out and collect some information for our quality control team. Thank you so much for letting us know about your experience, we apologize that it wasn't a good experience.

Maybe Dwarfs for Giants... But not Dwarf for regular humans

1 out of 5 stars Jun 18, 2019
They are definitely not dwarf sunflowers. Planted 8 seeds and 7 of them are over 5 feet and are still growing. Only 1 plant is currently at 3 feet. Unfortunately, I have to abide by community garden rules and will probably have to take them out soon as it is casting large amounts of shade over neighboring plots. I specifically wanted dwarf flowers so this wouldn't happen. Do not buy for a dwarf sunflower!
Jen from CA
Owner Response: Thank you for the comment. We have recently changed growers in order to make sure this beautiful cultivar will be dwarf. We are sorry you had a negative experience with our seeds. A customer service specialist will be reaching out to you shortly.

Flops not Subspots

3 out of 5 stars Jul 5, 2019
Not as described. I got small/medium flowers on long skinny stems. They are not horrible flowers, but not what I expected, and as they grow longer, they are failing to thrive in their big containers I planted them in. A shame!
Kristy Doman from CA
Owner Response: Thank you for the comment. We have recently changed growers in order to make sure this beautiful cultivar will be dwarf. We are sorry you had a negative experience with our seeds. A customer service specialist will be reaching out to you shortly.

Not what I expected, but my favorite sunflower of the summer!

5 out of 5 stars Jan 24, 2020
When I ordered these, I thought they would be small, but I was surprised to find they were big and beautiful. The size didn't impact my garden and I was pleasantly surprised how attractive it was to the bees compared to the other sunflowers. They snuggled and slept in the sunflowers at night and went crazy over them during the day. I don't know what I received but I hope it doesn't change!
Grace Wright from CO

dwarf sunflowers are not always dwarf.

1 out of 5 stars Jul 28, 2020
the sunspot dwarf sunflower was such a disappointment. let me explain. at least half the seed grew to 6-8 feet tall and these were planted where we need the dwarf size. we will not get these again.
jyl sundquist from OR
Owner Response: Thank you for sharing your experience. We have changed our seed stock on this item, so height should not be an issue in the future. We apologize that these sunflowers were taller than described.

Disappointed

1 out of 5 stars Aug 25, 2020
Seeds did not germinate well. I ended up with 4 plants. So far the only one that has flowered has very sparse petals. Not at all like the picture.
Janice Eckert from OH
Owner Response: Hi Janice, It sounds like you are having difficulty geminating a couple of items. We are always happy to help troubleshoot issues. A customer service agent will be with you soon.

Dwarf Sunflower seeds

1 out of 5 stars Oct 6, 2020
These were not dwarf sunflowers. Some of them got at least 5 feet tall or more. The stalks were very spindly and they weren't attractive at all.
Marilyn Voorhis from CO
Owner Response: Hi Marylin, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We have switched suppliers due to this quality issue. We apologize for the issue and a customer service agent will be with you soon to help.

All over the place

2 out of 5 stars May 29, 2021
I planted these cause I wanted a low sunflower hedge effect however, they are all different sizes, with some reaching 5 feet and others more like 4 or 3 feet. Some have thick and sturdy stems and some are skinny minnies with smaller leaves. The seedlings, now plants, are just all over the place in terms of genetics. It's not a cute look at all.
Cassie from CA
Owner Response: Hello Cassie, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. It sounds like there is quite a bit of competition between your sunflowers and that is why you are seeing this fluctuation in size. They are competing for sunlight and nutrients and water which yields these negative effects. You can avoid this competition and crowding by thinning out seedlings. This is very important to ensure vigorous plants. Keep in mind the mature width and height of the plants so you know they will have adequate spacing yet still create the hedge effect you want. Here is a link to our Sunflower: Sow and Grow Guide with more helpful information https://www.botanicalinterests.com/product/Sunflower-Sow-and-Grow-Guide.

Sunspot Sunflower

5 out of 5 stars Jun 1, 2021
These are great sunflowers and are perfect for areas where you do not want tall sunflowers. They germinated well, have sturdy 2' to 3' stalks and have large beautiful flowers.
Steve from CA

Sunspot Sunflower

5 out of 5 stars Jun 1, 2021
These are great sunflowers and are perfect for areas where you do not want tall sunflowers. They germinated well, have sturdy 2' to 3' stalks and have large beautiful flowers.
Steve from CA

Same as others

2 out of 5 stars Jul 28, 2021
Mine did the same as others. I wanted a small hedge in the front of my garden bed, but these guys are taller than my tomatoes that are in the third row of my SFG. I'm not mad about it, just not what I was expecting for the front row of my garden bed.
Katie whaley from AL
Owner Response: Hi Katie, We are sorry these sunflowers are tall. We are working with the farmer about the issue. A customer service agent will email you to help.

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