Single Packet of 45 Seeds
This seed packet measures 3.25″ wide by 4.50" tall and includes a clear & colorful illustration on the front. It also includes detailed seed sowing instructions on the reverse side as well. All seeds sold by Seed Needs are Non-GMO products and are intended for the current and the following growing season. All seeds are produced from open pollinated plants, stored in a temperature controlled facility and are constantly moved out due to popularity.
Grow “Joker” Sunflowers from fresh Helianthus annus flower seeds. The Joker is a hybrid variety of Sunflower that produces 6 to 7 inch, pollen free flowers. This beautiful Sunflower displays double, bi-colored blooms in shades of red, orange & yellow. Each plant will stand to a mature height of roughly 4 to 8 feet tall. The stems may need support until maturity. Once established, they are very strong and will stand upright with no need for stakes or support. Helianthus annus is grown as an annual flowering plant that grows quickly, blooms profusely through the summer months and later dies with the first killing frost.
Sunflowers are among one of the easiest flowers to grow from fresh flower seeds. They are also seen as one of the most popular and sought after varieties when it comes to gardening. Sunflowers will make a great cut flower for floral arrangements & bouquets and are best used directly outdoors as a border plant, along driveways & fences or in fields by the masses. The Joker is just one of the many hybrid varieties we have to offer. For more colorful varieties, check out our other species listed in the Sunflower category. You may consider purchasing our “Double Dance” mixture for a blend of 14 of our most colorful hybrids. We also offer many other bi-colored Sunflowers such as “Cherry Rose” or “Ruby Eclipse”
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
Joker Sunflower seeds will begin to germinate within 7 to 10 days after sowing. The plants will grow to a mature height of 4 to 8 feet tall and can be spaced roughly 6 to 12 inches apart from one another. Joker Sunflower is an annual, branching variety, that produces double, bi-colored flowers in shades of red, orange & yellow. They have light brown to yellow-green centers.
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 and to Canada.
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