Sunflower, Incredible Dwarf (Helianthus annuus) - 20 Seeds

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Sunflower, Incredible (Dwarf) - 20 Seeds

• Heirloom
• Open Pollinated
• American Grown Seeds
• Annual
• Height: 20 inches
• USDA Zone: All Zones

The Incredible Dwarf Sunflower is a compact and versatile heirloom variety, perfect for adding a touch of sunshine to smaller spaces like patios, balconies, and containers. Don't let its petite stature fool you – this dwarf sunflower boasts all the charm and benefits of its taller cousins, with cheerful blooms that attract pollinators and edible seeds that are packed with nutrition. Its compact size makes it a perfect choice for urban gardeners or anyone looking for a low-maintenance way to brighten up their space.

Since this plant needs space to develop its roots and hates being disturbed, the seed should be sown outdoors directly. Plant several seeds together 1" deep and 6" apart in rich, well-drained soil after the soil has warmed to 70-75 degrees F in late spring; the seeds will begin to germinate within 8-10 days. If necessary, cover the seeds with nets or a screen to prevent birds or animals from eating them as they sprout and develop. Keep the soil moist. Seedlings should be thin to very strong. As the seedlings grow, water them occasionally. When plants reach maturity, they can tolerate drought well, though they may need regular fertilizing to grow well. Be careful not to overwater, as this can cause disease. In addition to birds and bees, this plant attracts butterflies.