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Sunflower, The Joker

Sunflower, The Joker

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The Joker Sunflower, Heirloom (Helianthus Annuus).

Minimum 20 Seeds per package. 

This is a bi-color Sunflower that is absolutely gorgeous and very unique! This annual produce blooms that measure 4 - 8 inches in diameter. The unique flower head has outer petals that are long and thin and bright yellow from the tip to close to the base, where they abruptly turn deep red. The inner layer has a crested appearance, with very short, thin, tightly-packed, tufted petals that point straight up from the plant.

What a lovely star burst pattern it has! Sunflower Uses: The Joker blooms are pollen-free makes a great cut flower. The Sunflower plants are a good size for the back of the border as well as next to outbuildings. They are well-branched and develop new blooms over a long season giving a continuous supply for fresh arrangements.


Annual

Light: Full Sun

Plant Spacing: 4-6"

Bloom size approx. 4 – 8”

Height approx. 4 1/2 - 6 feet tall

Planting depth ¼”

Keep soil lightly moist until germination

Germination approx.  5 to 15 days (75 degrees or higher)

Approx. 50 – 60 days to harvest

I recommend direct sowing in garden beds, along fence line, just off the patio area that gets full sun. Depending on your weather sunflowers do like to be watered. In Texas I water them every day and when the heat gets to 100, I water them twice a day. If you notice the leaves starting to turn yellow change your watering schedule to less.

 HARVEST: Flowers can be harvested tight, when color first shows, or when almost completely open, depending on your market and preferred use. Dried - Flowers are completely open. 

Soil Requirements: Light, well-drained soil. Excessive nitrogen may cause plants to grow too vigorously with abnormal flower shapes.

Note:  Flower size and stem diameter are controlled by plant spacing, temperature, soil type, and day length. For early and late season production, select varieties that are day-length neutral or are noted as suitable for flowering under short days.

Uses:  Excellent cut flower. These are stunning sunflowers, easy to grow, and at the right height to enjoy in the garden or in cut flower arrangements.

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