Growing All Sorts Mix Sunflower Garden Seeds
- Taxonomy: Helianthus annuus
- Seed Type: Annual
- Sow Indoors or Outdoors: All Sorts Mix sunflowers grow so vigorously that there is little reason to start seeds indoors. Sow directly after final frost in a sunny spot at the north end of the garden and shelter from strong winds. Young plants may need staking, but will branch into vigorous garden performers. All Sorts Mix seeds will take 7 – 21 days for germination.
- Days to Maturity: Varies, but allow 90–110 days for scattered maturation
- Hardiness Zone: 2–10
- Planting Depth: Plant 2–3 seeds ½" deep
- Plant Spacing: 18–24"
- Growth Habit: 7 different varieties ranging from 24–144” tall with various 8–12” heads
- Soil Preference: Average, loamy, well-drained
- Light Preference: Full sun
- Diseases/Pests/Troubleshooting: Always plant tall sunflowers at the north end of a garden because it will not take long for plants to overshadow a poorly planned garden. Adjust staking and wind protection as All Sorts Mix sunflowers mature. Plants are heat and drought tolerant, but susceptible to mold and mildew in poorly-drained soil. Monitor regularly for foliage-eating caterpillars and beetles, but All Sorts Mix sunflowers have no serious pests or diseases.
- Color: Mix of 7 unique and distinct colors of bicolored sunflowers including golden yellow, fiery red sunburst, smokey chocolate, canary cream, deep mahogany, soft peach, all of which are petaled around their own dark and heavily-seeded centers.
How to Grow Sunflowers from Seed
All Sorts Mix sunflowers grow so vigorously that there is little reason to start seeds indoors. Sow All Sorts Mix seeds directly after final frost in a sunny spot at the north end of the garden and shelter from strong winds. Young sunflowers may need staking, but will branch into vigorous garden performers. All Sorts Mix will take 7–21 days for germination. Plant 2–3 All Sorts Mix seeds ½” deep and 18–24” apart in average, loamy, well-drained soil in full sun.
All Sorts Mixtures Sunflower Seeds:
- Velvet Queen (60–72”)
- Sunspot (30–36”)
- Mammoth Grey Stripe (98–144”)
- Autumn Beauty (60–72”)
- Lemon Queen (60–72”)
- Sungold Tall (60–72”)
- Teddy Bear (24–36”)