Velvet Queen Sunflower
Velvet Queen Sunflower - Annual
I can't get enough of these gorgeous sunflowers. 6' plants produce flowers in shades of burgundy and bronze, perfect for any garden. Beautiful contrasting with other sunflowers and they make a wonderful cut flower too.
Direct sow in spring after the soil warms up and all chance of frost is past. Do not bury the seeds too deeply, 1/4" will do. Keep well watered through germination. I mulch my sunflowers to help keep steady moisture.