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Junior

(Helianthus annuus)
Our favorite dwarf multi-blossoming sunflower, Junior forms ornamental rosettes of leaves even before flower...

(Helianthus annuus)
Our favorite dwarf multi-blossoming sunflower, Junior forms ornamental rosettes of leaves even before flowering. When they burst into bloom, the cheerful, bright yellow 4 to 5 inch flower faces smile atop branching stalks just 2. feet tall. Eye-catching Junior sunflowers are long lasting and perfect to fill large pots and planters. They also make a great edging for a summer vegetable garden or flower bed. 

Seed Count: 35-40 / Weight: 1 gm
$ 2.99
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ANNUAL

Summer/fall bloom
Frost tender

PLANT DIRECTLY IN THE GARDEN OR CONTAINER

Plant in full sun in good garden soil when all danger of frost is past and weather is above 50°F (10°C) both day and night. Sow seeds into well-worked soil ½ inch deep and 4 to 5 inches apart. Press soil firmly over seeds and keep moist. When seedlings are 2 to 3 inches thin to 8 inches apart.

For container planting, sow directly into pots filled with well moistened, good quality potting mix. Thin seedlings to no more than 1 plant per 8 inch pot, or 3 plants per 12 inch in diameter and 12 to 18 inch deep pot. For larger planters, space plants 6 inches apart. Extra seedlings can be potted up for more containers, gifts or plant into the garden.

TO START EARLY INDOORS

Several weeks before last frost date, sow seeds 1/2 inch deep in individual 3 to 4 inch pots of well-drained soil mix. Keep moist, feed every 10 days and provide a strong light source until ready to plant outside, when nights are regularly above 50°F (10°C).

GROWING NOTES

Make several sowings, three weeks apart, to have a succession of bright summer flowers. Protect young seedlings from marauding birds with netting or plastic berry baskets, removing before plants get crowded. When 3 inches tall, carefully thin seedlings to proper spacing so they have room to grow and mature.

Cold Winters

Mild Winters

Sun/Shade

Sow Seeds

Days To Germinate

Mature Height

May – June
May – July
Full sun
1 inch apart
1/2 inch deep
7 – 10 days
2 1/2 feet

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Cold Winters

Mild Winters

Sun/Shade

Sow Seeds

Days To Germinate

Mature Height

May – June
May – July
Full sun
1 inch apart
1/2 inch deep
7 – 10 days
2 1/2 feet

Cold Winters

May – June

Mild Winters

May – July

Sun/Shade

Full sun

Sow Seeds

1 inch apart
1/2 inch deep

Days To Germinate

7 – 10 days

Mature Height

2 1/2 feet

From Our Gardening Resources

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Articles

Summer Long Sunflowers

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RIGHT COLUMN CONTENT BELOW HERE

Videos

Thinning Sunflower Seedlings For Success

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From Our Gardening Resources

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Articles

Summer Long Sunflowers

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Videos

Thinning Sunflower Seedlings For Success

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