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West Coast Seeds - Teddy Bear Sunflowers - Fluffy & Edible Blooms (1g)

$3.89

Brighten your garden with the unique charm of West Coast Seeds Teddy Bear Sunflowers. These annual sunflowers produce fluffy, round, fully double flower heads with a striking dark brown center. Growing up to 90 cm (3') tall, they are perfect for borders, containers, and inter-planting with other sunflower varieties. The...

Brighten your garden with the unique charm of West Coast Seeds Teddy Bear Sunflowers. These annual sunflowers produce fluffy, round, fully double flower heads with a striking dark brown center. Growing up to 90 cm (3') tall, they are perfect for borders, containers, and inter-planting with other sunflower varieties. The edible petals add a delightful touch to summer salads, and the sturdy stems make them an excellent choice for cut flowers. Teddy Bear Sunflowers attract bumblebees and other pollinators, enhancing your garden’s ecosystem.

Key Features:

  • Unique Blooms: Fluffy, fully double flower heads with a dark brown eye.
  • Compact Growth: Small, sturdy plants reaching up to 90 cm (3') tall.
  • Versatile Planting: Ideal for borders, containers, and inter-planting.
  • Edible Petals: Add vibrant color and flavor to summer salads.
  • Pollinator Friendly: Attracts bumblebees and other beneficial insects.
  • Annual: Easy to grow and maintain.

Growing Information:

  • Season: Warm season annual.
  • Exposure: Full sun for optimal growth.
  • Timing: Direct sow repeatedly after the last frost date. Starting indoors is possible but offers minimal advantage.
  • Germination: Optimal soil temperature is 21-30°C (70-85°F). Seeds sprout in 10-14 days.
  • Sowing Instructions: Sow seeds 5mm-1cm (¼-½”) deep. Space dwarf varieties 15cm (6") apart and give the giants lots of room at 1m (3') between plants.

Care Tips:

  • Soil: Enrich soil with organic matter and incorporate 2 cups of balanced organic fertilizer per 3m (10') of row.
  • Watering: Irrigate regularly to support robust growth.
  • Boron Application: When plants reach 30cm (12"), apply a boron solution (5ml borax in 350ml water) over 5m (15') of row to enhance seed and flower size. Do not over-apply and avoid using boron on other plants.
  • Harvesting: Cut flower heads when the back turns yellow.

Companion Planting:

  • Corn: Plant near corn rows to potentially increase yields.
  • Squash: Plant amidst squash to improve pollination and production.
  • Soil Remediation: Can draw heavy metals and toxins from the soil; burn plants if used for this purpose.

Add a touch of whimsy and color to your garden with Teddy Bear Sunflowers from West Coast Seeds. Perfect for gardeners of all levels, these sunflowers provide beautiful, edible blooms and attract beneficial pollinators to your outdoor space. Shop now and enjoy a garden full of fluffy, vibrant flowers.

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