New! Exciting new addition to the ProCut series.
Peach-colored petals. Blooms combine well with soft or vivid colors and are every bit as early and reliable as the other well-known ProCut colors. Single-stem plants have tall, strong stems and 4–6", pollenless blooms. Another exciting introduction from U.S. plant Breeder Dr. Tom Heaton and company. Ht. 60–72". Avg. 400 seeds/oz. Packet: 50 seeds.
DAYS TO GERMINATION:7-14 days at 70-75°F (21-24°C)
SOWING:Direct seed (recommended) – After last frost, sow 1/2" deep. Transplant – Sow into 72 to 50-cell flats 2-3 weeks prior to planting out. Plants dislike root disturbance, but sowing indoors and then transplanting the first crop outdoors can be a successful way to get first-early sunflowers. Do not pinch plants. Pinched single-stem sunflowers will produce low-quality blooms or no blooms at all. Succession-sow every 1-2 weeks and/or plant multiple varieties with varied days to maturity for continuous harvest.
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. Hang or use silica gel.
SOIL REQUIREMENTS:Light, well-drained soil. Excessive nitrogen may cause plants to grow too vigorously with abnormal flower shapes.
NOTES: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 or for gardens.
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