Single Packet of 100 Seeds
Grow Dwarf Teddy or “Dwarf Sungold” Sunflowers from fresh Helianthus annus flower seeds. Dwarf Teddy (Dwarf Teddy Bear) will produce double, 10 inch, fluffy blooms in a golden yellow color. Dwarf Teddy Sunflowers will grow to a mature height of only 2 feet tall. They are categorized as an annual flowering plant that grows quickly, blooms profusely and later dies with the first killing frost. Seeds from the large flower heads can be collected for resowing the following year. But make sure to protect them with scare crows, otherwise other wild animals will be looking out for 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, need little to no care, and aren’t too picky on soil conditions. Dwarf Teddy makes 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 “Firecracker” or “Cherry Rose."
- Type: Flower
- Color: Yellow
- Height: 12" to 24" Tall
- Width: 18" Spread
- Season: Annual
- Zones: All
- Environment: Full sun
Sowing The Seed
Sunflowers are not particularly fond of being transplanted, but if started indoors, sow in peat pots, 6 to 8 weeks prior to the last frost. Sow at a depth of 1/2” under topsoil. Transplant entire pots into the garden, or direct sow when the weather is warm and all danger of frost has passed. Stakes may be necessary to support your Sunflowers, only until the stems become stronger enough to stand on their own.
Sunflowers grow long taproots and may rot if the roots become waterlogged. It is recommended to check your sowing area for hard, compacted soil prior to sowing. Renew any hard, compacted soil with a mixture of compost. Sunflowers will enjoy an area of full sunlight for the majority of the day and should be watered daily so that the soil is kept moist until germination has occurred.
Germination & Growth
Your sunflower seeds will begin to germinate within 7 to 10 days after sowing. Plants will grow to a mature height of 2 feet tall. Space your seeds about 6 to 12 inches apart from one another. Dwarf Teddy is an annual sunflower that will produce 10 inch fluffy, double blooms, in bright yellow.