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West Coast Seeds - Taiyo Organic Sunflowers - Giant Blooms & Pollinator Friendly (1g)

$3.69

Add a touch of grandeur to your garden with West Coast Seeds Taiyo Organic Sunflowers. This certified organic Japanese variety boasts enormous, single 20-30cm (8-12") wide flowers with rich yellow petals encircling a dark chocolate center. Growing up to 1.8-2m (5-6') tall on sturdy stems, Taiyo sunflowers are not only...

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Add a touch of grandeur to your garden with West Coast Seeds Taiyo Organic Sunflowers. This certified organic Japanese variety boasts enormous, single 20-30cm (8-12") wide flowers with rich yellow petals encircling a dark chocolate center. Growing up to 1.8-2m (5-6') tall on sturdy stems, Taiyo sunflowers are not only stunning in large plantings but also make excellent cut flowers. Perfect for attracting pollinators, these hardy annuals will enhance the yield of insect-pollinated crops like squash.

Key Features:

  • Certified Organic: 100% organic Japanese variety.
  • Stunning Blooms: Enormous 20-30cm (8-12") wide flowers with rich yellow petals and a dark chocolate center.
  • Impressive Height: Grows up to 1.8-2m (5-6') tall.
  • Pollinator Friendly: Attracts bees and enhances fruit set of nearby crops.
  • Versatile Use: Ideal for large plantings and as cut flowers.
  • Hardy 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 plants 1m (3') apart for larger varieties.

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.

Enhance your garden with the majestic Taiyo Organic Sunflowers from West Coast Seeds. Perfect for creating eye-catching displays and attracting beneficial pollinators, these sunflowers will add a burst of color and life to any outdoor space. Shop now and enjoy a spectacular garden full of giant, vibrant blooms.

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