Sunflower Seed Assortment
Sunflowers are a staple of the Summer months and are also one of our best sellers as well. We have put together an assortment that contains 6 of our most popular varieties of Sunflowers, just for all of the Sunflower lovers out there! Included are branching varieties, as well as single stemmed varieties.
Sunflowers are easily grown from freshly harvested Helianthus annuus seeds. The plants grow to a collective height of over 5 feet tall and will produce many shades of red, orange and yellow. Each plant displays medium to large sized heads, accented with dozens of large, spade shaped leaves. Sunflowers are known to attract all sorts of beneficial insects to the garden, such as butterflies, bumblebees, honeybees and even hummingbirds as well.
Helianthus annuus is categorized as an annual flowering plant, meaning that the plants will grow quickly from freshly harvested seeds. The plants then bloom for a short period of time, to later die with the first killing frost. If the sunflower heads are allowed to dry out, you can collect the seeds for resowing the following year. Just be sure to watch out for birds and squirrels, as they will be after the seeds as well!
Lemon Queen Sunflower
Lemon Queen will produce beautiful, lemon yellow blooms, accented with a chocolate brown center. The plants themselves will reach a mature height of roughly 5 to 6 feet tall and go great with a number of other Sunflowers as well. Lemon Queen is a branching variety.
Red Sun Sunflower
Red Sun will produce beautiful, burgundy-red blooms, accented with dark brown centers. The plants will grow to a mature height of roughly 5 to 6 feet tall and create a dramatic display when planted in front of a tall white fence, or other background. Red Sun is a branching variety that produces multiple blooms per plant.
Wild Sunflowers are most commonly seen throughout the United States. They produce thinner stems than most, and also produce small, yellow petaled flowers. The plants themselves reach a mature height of roughly 2 to 6 feet tall and display dozens of spade shaped leaves. Wild Sunflowers are a branching variety.
Autumn Beauty Sunflower
Autumn Beauty is a heirloom variety that is sought after for it's blend of warm, Autumn colors. This blend produces flowers in tones of red, orange, burgundy and yellow, accented with chocolate brown centers. The plants themselves will reach a mature height of roughly 5 to 8 feet tall. Branching variety.
Tall Teddy Sunflower
Tall Teddy / Tall Sungold displays golden-yellow, fluffy blooms through the Summer months. The flower heads often reach a diameter of about 10 inches wide and the plants themselves will reach a mature height of 5 to 6 feet tall. This Sunflower is a branching variety.
Velvet Queen Sunflower
Velvet Queen displays beautiful, rustic colored blooms, with dark brown centers. Each Sunflower head will span 6 to 8 inches wide, atop tall stems that grow to a mature mature height of roughly 5 to 8 feet tall. Velvet Queen is a branching variety.
Question: Are your seeds GMO?
Answer: Absolutely not! At Seed Needs, we have a strong stance against GMO based seed products. We promise to NEVER knowingly carry, or ship GMO based seed products.
Question: Are your seeds orgnic? Or do you offer organic seeds?
Answer: At this time we do not offer certified organic seed varieties. Although some of the seeds in our shop may be from organic suppliers, we do not have the rights label them as such.
Question: Are your seeds Heirloom?
Answer: Yes, we carry a diverse selection of heirloom seeds that are sourced from professional growers that are located all over the globe. A small selection of varieties are Hybrids, and are labeled as such on the product listings.
Question: Are you located within the United States?
Answer: Yes, we store and ship all of our seeds from New Baltimore, Michigan.
Question: Do you ship out of the USA?
Answer: At this time we only ship within the United States. We no longer ship to Canada.
You may be interested in our article "What are Hybrids, GMO's & Heirlooms?"