Two Queens Sunflower Seeds


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Grow these two royally gorgeous sunflowers for their beauty in the garden, for loads of cut flowers, and to provide support for local bees. 'Lemon Queen' is a well-known pollinator-friendly variety, and 'Velvet Queen' also provides plenty of pollen; both are drought tolerant, too. This combination of 4"–8" wide, lemon yellow and dark burgundy sunflowers looks stunning as a backdrop for the flower or vegetable garden and the multi-branching stems bloom for months. 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.
$3.99 6 grams

Botanical Name: Helianthus annuus

Family: Asteraceae

Native: North America

Hardiness: Annual

Plant Dimensions: 5'–8' tall

Variety Information: 'Lemon Queen' has 5"–7" blooms with lemon-yellow petals and a brown center; 'Velvet Queen' has 4"-8" flowers with dark burgundy petals and a black center.

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 sensitive 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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Two Queens Sunflower Seeds Reviews

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Beautiful Queens
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Thank you, Botanical Interests, for the healthy seeds. All the seeds grew very well. I sew them in early April. It took two months and half to bloom and the flowers are so beautiful. There are many buds on the same plant now. Very happy!

Great Germination and Huge Plants
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I planted a bunch of these in multiple locations on my sunny borders. One location had some dappled afternoon shade and the flower is still almost six feet tall with multiple branches and blooms. The ones in full sun are also wildly tall. My only complaint is that I've so far only seen the yellow blooms with no reds. I'll still plant them again next year.
Melissa Barcroft

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