- Season: Annual
- USDA Zones: 3 - 9
- Height: 24 inches
- Bloom Season: Summer
- Bloom Color: Yellow
- Environment: Full sun
- Soil Type: Moist, fertile, pH 5.5 - 6.2
- Temperature: 69 - 75F
- Average Germ Time: 10 - 15 days
- Light Required: No
- Depth: 1/2 inch
- Sowing Rate: 21 ounces per 1,000 square feet or 58 pounds per acre
- Moisture: Keep seed slightly moist but not wet
- Plant Spacing: 6 - 9 inches
- Care & Maintenance: See: Sunflower
Sunflower Sunspot Dwarf (Helianthus Annuus) - One of the easiest flower seeds to grow, Sunflower seeds, makes a huge statement in the summer landscape. Dwarf Helianthus are great for containers and flower beds, and they only reach 12 - 24 inches tall with an average sized single 10 inch head. What a cheerful plant for any sunny location and so easy to establish from dwarf Sunflower seeds! Upland game birds and pheasants like Sunflower Sunspot for food and cover.
Grow Sunflower Sunspot plants in a sunny location in somewhat fertile well-drained soil. Keep soil weed free and moderately moist while plants are young. Once established, Sunflower plants are somewhat drought and heat tolerant. They will flower mid-summer through fall. Birds are attracted to the seeds.
After danger of frost has passed, directly sow Sunspot Sunflower seeds into prepared seed beds that are weed free and the soil has been loosened. Space the Sunflower seeds 3 inches apart, cover the seed 1/2 inch deep, and thin the Sunflower seedlings to 6 - 9 inches apart.