Knee-high sunflowers perfect for beds and borders
These award winning short sunflowers are real powerhouses with an abundance of perky 4 to 5" flower faces to fill your beds and borders. The bushy plants bloom freely in lively sunny shades from rich clear yellow to deep gold and cream with lots of pretty bicolors of bronze over gold, all with crisp petals and chocolate center disks. Music Box will delight you with long-blooming exuberant flowers in the garden or to use in bouquets.Asteraceae Helianthus annuus
Kneehigh Music Box
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
- 60-90 (Spring/Summer), 60-90 (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
- Small Gardens?
Sow seeds directly into pots filled with well moistened, good quality potting mix. Thin seedlings to no more than 1 plant per 8" pot (in diameter), or 3 plants per 12" pot (in diameter) in containers that are at least 12" deep.
For large planters, space plants 6" apart. Extra seedlings can be potted up for more containers, planted in the garden, or given as gifts to friends or family.
- Attracts beneficial insects?
- Yellow to Gold
- Fruit Size
- Plant Height
- Plant Diameter
- Hardiness Zone
- Disease Resistance
- Taste Profile