Lemon Queen

Lemon Queen

Lemon Queen Sunflower

Direct sow in early spring after the danger of frost has passed. Can be sown as late as 100 days before killing frost. Requires full sun, adapted to a wide range of soil types but prefers well drained soil with a ph of 6.5—7.5. Fertilizer should coincide with plants’ needs & general health. If needed apply fertilizer at a rate of 2–2½ lbs of actual nitrogen per 1,000 sq. ft. as a side dressing before the plants reach 1 foot in height. First blooms appear 60—90 days after emergence.

Packet.  30 Seeds. $3.00

Harvest bouquets in early morning or late afternoon hours.

Collect flowers that are the almost completely open. Remove leaves below water line. The cut flowers have a vase life of 6 to 10 days.

Sequential plantings every 2–4 weeks apart will provide continuous color and bouquets. Overhead watering is not recommended.

Height: 5–6 feet
Germination: 7–21 days
Optimum Soil Temp. for Germination: 68°F–­86°F
Sowing Depth: 1 ½ –2½ inches
Blooming Period: May—November

 

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