Grow a garden filled with Velvet Queen Sunflowers from freshly harvested Helianthus annus flower seeds. Velvet Queen is a branching variety of Sunflower, which produces vibrant orange to red petals, accented with a dark brown center. Each plant will grow to a mature height of roughly 5 to 8 feet tall, and will produce large, 6 to 8 inch blooms. Velvet Queen displays multiple flowers per plant, and will attract all sorts of beneficial insects to the garden as well. Some of these insects include butterflies, bumblebees, honeybees and hummingbirds.
Categorized as an annual flowering plant, Velvet Queen Sunflowers will grow quickly from freshly harvested seeds. The plants will produce stems, leaves and then flowers, all within a single growing season. When the cooler temperatures of the late Autumn season arrive, your sunflowers will begin to wilt. Before the first frost, you can gather the seeds from your plants to resow the following year. Be careful however, as many squirrels, birds and other animals will be after them as well.
Sunflowers are among one of the easiest plants to establish from fresh flower seeds. They don’t take very long to germinate, they need little to no care, and aren’t too picky on soil conditions. Velvet Queen Sunflowers make an excellent cut flower for bouquets and floral arrangements as well. Grow Sunflowers along borders & fences or in flower beds as a background plant. For a splash of autumn colors, take a look at some of the many other varieties of sunflowers we have to offer, including some of our hybrid varieties such as “Cherry Rose” or “Double Dandy.” You might also be interested in our "Crazy Mixture" as well, which is a blend of our most popular and colorful varieties.
This Sunflower seed packet is 3.25″ x 4.50″ in dimension and includes a clear & colorful illustration on the front. It also includes detailed seed sowing instructions on the reverse side as well.
All Sunflower seeds sold by Seed Needs are Non-GMO based seed products and are intended for the current and the following growing season. All seeds are produced from open pollinated plants, stored in a temperature controlled facility and constantly moved out due to popularity.