Velvet Queen Sunflower Seeds, Red Sunflowers, Great for Cut Flower Gardens

  • $ 3.99

Velvet Queen Sunflower is an excellent red flowered variety. The flowers of this variety range from red to orange and copper. The flower heads can be up to 8 inches across.  Velvet Queen sunflowers grows 4-5 feet tall. Sturdy stems produce and abundance of blooms. This variety of sunflower produces lots of side shoots with smaller flower heads. Great for cutting gardens. Velvet Queen sunflowers work well in informal, cottage style bouquets.

Sunflowers are a great way to bring much needed pollinators to your garden. Sunflowers are easy to mix into vegetable garden beds. You can leave the plants standing to dry in the garden. Golden finches will flock to the large dried heads to devour the nutritious seeds. I cover seed heads I am collecting with paper lunch bags, see last photo. If I'm tired of looking at the dried plants I cut the large heads off and hang them off the fence line with raffia. The birds will still find them.

This listing is for 25 seeds harvested fresh from last fall's crop. All seeds come packed in a kraft paper envelope. All orders come with complete, detailed growing instructions. Seeds are cleaned by hand and small natural bits of chaff may be present.