Lemon-colored petals and dark chocolate centers, long-lasting
These florist-quality beauties look like an artist carefully arranged their crisp, lemon sherbet colored petals around dark chocolate centers. The 5' tall branching plants grow quickly to bear a profusion of 4 to 5" flowers of exceptionally perfect form and beauty. Award winning Valentine stays in bloom several weeks longer than other sunflowers. You'll have the extended pleasure of their fresh, bright flower faces to celebrate the sun as well as lots of lavish bouquets to shine indoors.Asteraceae Helianthus annuus
Also known as Dwarf Sunflowers, Minature sunflowers grow from 2' to 4'. They are used mainly as an ornamental flower while providing birds and animals with some edible seed. They also make great borders or edging plants for gardens.
- Ease of Growing
- Grown as
- Days to Maturity
- 75-90 (Spring/Summer), 70-110 (Fall/Winter)
- Growing Habit
- Half Hardy
Sunflowers will tolerate light frost.
- Spring Transplant, Spring, Summer
- Growing Season
- Cultivar Type
- Growing Conditions
- Warm, Hot
Sunflowers needs rich soil for good growth. They prefer full sun (though they will tolerate light shade). The taller varieties need shelter from the wind and should be placed where they won't cast unwanted shade on other plants.
- Outdoor Growing Temp
- 55°F - 95°F
- Min Outdoor Soil Temp
Don't plant out until the soil is at least 50˚ F (and preferably 60˚ F).
- Start Indoors
- Start Outdoors
- Sun: min. 6 hours daily (Warm, Hot)
Sunflowers are thirsty plants and for maximum production they need a constant supply of water.
Low nitrogen. High phosphorus. High potassium. Sunflowers like phosphorus and potassium, but not too much nitrogen as it may encourage leaf growth rather than flowering.
- High heat, Needs lots of space
- Small Gardens?
- Attracts beneficial insects?
- Lemon sherbet
- Fruit Size
- Plant Height
- Plant Diameter
- Hardiness Zone
- Disease Resistance
- Taste Profile