Teddy Bear Dwarf Sunflower Seeds

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A unique addition to your flower bed, these bright yellow puffball blossoms will give you a warm, fuzzy feeling! 'Teddy Bear' produces many 3"-5" flowers on a 24"-36" tall, multi-branching plant; beautiful as a short hedge and makes a fabulous cut flower. 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. Great for kids to grow due to the large seed and fast growth. Drought-tolerant once established, and attracts pollinators. Non-fussy plant blooms until fall.
$1.89 1 gram

Botanical Name: Helianthus annuus

Family: Asteraceae

Native: North America

Hardiness: Annual

Plant Dimensions: 24–36" tall, 12"–24" wide

Variety Information: 3"–5" double, golden-yellow flowers resemble huge chrysanthemums.

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 2" tall, thin to 1 every 6"–9"

Harvesting: For longest vase life, harvest flowers in the morning and choose flowers that have just a few petals lifting off the central disk.

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Teddy Bear Dwarf Sunflower Seeds Reviews

3 reviews
Great product!
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Love the packaging of these seeds! We used them as decor for our wedding. Excited to plant them now that it is getting warmer.
Marie

Cute
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These were REALLY dwarf, but that might be my fault, I transplanted them probably too late and they got stunted. The seeds all germinated well and every seedling eventually flowered but they were only about a foot tall, which is fine. They were susceptible to some fungal disease that ended them pretty soon but the flowers were nice when they lasted.
Quynh MI Quach

LOVED these!!
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i grew these in fabric pots in zone 6 this year for the first time, and absolutely loved them! i followed the sowing directions, and of the nine seeds i planted, all of them germinated and grew to bloom. each plant produced a few flowers, and they look exactly like the illustrations. when the blooms first appear, they look very similar to your typical sunflower, but each subsequent day, they get more and more teddy bear like! its very neat to watch them fluff up over the week following emergence. the blooms are very photogenic and attract lots of different insects. i had hoped to save some seeds for next year, but they found homes in the stomachs of goldfinches! i would highly recommend this species to everyone, especially those who may be restricted to container gardening due to space, poor soil quality, or renting. will definitely be purchasing more and some to share in the spring.
Lee

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