Single Packet of 50 Seeds
Grow a garden filled with Jade Sunflowers from freshly harvested Helianthus annuus flower seeds. Jade’s early blooms will open up with lime green centers, surrounded by lime green petals, later transitioning to a creamy white color. The centers, unlike most sunflowers, will remain lime green for its life cycle. They grow to a mature height of 3 to 4 feet tall and make an excellent cut flower for floral arrangements and bouquets.
Grown as an annual flowering plant, the Jade Sunflowers will grow quickly, bloom profusely and later die with the first killing frost. Sunflowers are best grown as a border plant, along fences, or in masses.
- Type: Flower
- Color: Green
- Height: 3' to 4' 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 3 to 4 feet tall. Space your seeds about 6 to 12 inches apart from one another. Jade’s early blooms will open up with lime green centers, surrounded by lime green petals, later transitioning to a creamy white color.