Nothing says summer quite like the sunflower! Sunflowers do triple duty providing beauty, attracting butterflies, birds, & bees as well as providing food for you & your livestock. If deer are a problem in your area, you will want to put up fencing. Deer fencing (7.5') works best for large areas. For a tight area where the deer can't really jump over the fence & into the growing area comfortably, shorter (4-5') fencing usually works.
Sunflowers can grow upwards of 14 feet. Give them lots of direct sun (6-8 hours), some wind protection, plenty of room & water to grow. They are extremely tolerant of drought & heat; preferring long, hot summers to flower well.
Sow outside: 4 to 6 weeks after average last frost, or up to 2 months before first fall frost.
Size: 4' - 10'
Seed Spacing: 6”
Seed Planting Depth: 1"
Row Spacing: 30"
Days to Germination: 6 - 10
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