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SerenDippity's Sunflower - Lemon Queen x 6 Planting Out

Plant: Sunflower (Helianthus annuus) | Variety: Lemon Queen

Direct sow in early spring after the danger of frost has passed. Can be sown as late as 100 days before killing frost. Requires full sun, adapted to a wide range of soil types but prefers well drained soil with a ph of 6.5—-7.5. Fertilizer should coincide with plants needs & general health. If needed apply fertilizer at a rate of 2—2½ lbs of actual nitrogen per 1,000 sq. ft. as a side dressing before the plants reach 1 foot in height. First blooms appear 60—-90 days after emergence.

Harvest bouquets in early morning or late afternoon hours. Collect flowers that are the almost completely open. Remove leaves below water line. The cut flowers have a vase life of 6 to 10 days. Sequential plantings every 2—4 weeks apart will provide continuous color and bouquets. Overhead watering is not recommended.

Height: 5-6 feet
Germination: 7—21 days
Optimum Soil Temp. for Germination: 68°F— 86°F
Sowing Depth: 1 ½ -2½ inches
Blooming Period: May
Seeds/Pkt: 50- covers 100 sq. ft.
1 oz Covers: 908 sq.ft.
1/4 pound Covers: 3,630
1 Pound Covers: 14,520 sq.ft
Seeding Rate: 3 lbs. per acre


Planting Data

SerenDippity's Sunflower - Lemon Queen Care Instructions

Look to ensure a distance 4.68 inches (12.0 cm) between seeds when sowing - cover at a depth of at least 0.49 inches (1.25 cm) deep if you are going to sow this directly in the garden.

Sunflower 'Lemon Queen' normally grows to a mature height of 1.50 metres (that's 4.88 feet imperial) so ensure you have enough space in your garden for this plant.

Your garden is in dappled sun light: Sunflower 'Lemon Queen' enjoys a full sun position, so make adjustments where necessary.

Remember to water often.

Your garden's USDA Hardiness Zone (8) is within the ideal range for Sunflower 'Lemon Queen'. The recommended range is between Zone 4 and 9.

Ensure your soil has a ph of between 5.7 and 8.1 as Sunflower 'Lemon Queen' is a acidic to alkaline soil loving plant.

More information about Sunflower - Lemon Queen is available in the Folia gardener's wiki. All Sunflower - Lemon Queen Care Instructions have been kindly provided by our members.


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