Red Sunflower Flower Seeds Packet

$2.35

SKU: SERSUN
Barcode: 843458152644

Brighten your summer with the radiant ruby-red hues of this sunflower, a delight for both eyes and pollinators alike! Enjoy its extended vase life as a bonus.


  • Plant Type: Annual
  • Genus: Helianthus
  • Species: Annus
  • Plant Height/Width: 60-72"
  • Exposure: Full sun
  • Difficulty: Easy

Step One: Timing

When to start?

  • after the last frost

Step Two: Starting

Where to start and how to sow?

  • Direct seed (recommended) - After last frost, sow 1/2" deep.
  • Transplant - Sow into 72 to 50-cell flats 2-3 weeks prior to planting out. Plants dislike root disturbance, but sowing indoors and then transplanting the first crop outdoors can be a successful way to get first-early sunflowers. Do not pinch plants. Pinched single-stem sunflowers will produce low-quality blooms or no blooms at all.

Step Three: Growing

How to keep happy?

  • Sunflowers are usually problem-free. Plant early enough so that autumn frosts do not cut your sunflowers’ life cycle short. Too much rainfall before and after germination can cause the seeds to rot or bring on downy mildew.
  • Be sure to seed after the rainy season to avoid this. They are nitrogen loving so use a good nitrogen fertilizer.

Red Sunflower

This vibrant annual boasts bold, ruby-red flowers that stand tall in the summer sun. With its long vase life and attractive central bloom complemented by smaller side blooms, it's a delightful addition to any garden, offering a charming contrast to traditional yellow sunflowers.

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Stake your plant

These get tall and the flowers get big so it is a good idea to stake thes up so they don't fall over in the wind.

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Rating of 4 means .
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Stake your plant

These get tall and the flowers get big so it is a good idea to stake thes up so they don't fall over in the wind.

The Brief and Glorious History of the Red Sunflower

Originating in North America, the sunflower boasts a rich history spanning over 4,500 years. Introduced to Russia by Tsar Peter the Great, it captivated hearts with its vibrant blooms. Sunflower seed oil's exemption from Lenten fasting further fueled its popularity, leading to extensive cultivation in the 19th century. Beyond its cultural significance, the sunflower exhibits heliotropism, a fascinating behavior where the blooms track the sun's movement across the sky. Revered for its medicinal properties, sunflowers were used by Mexican and Native American communities to alleviate ailments ranging from chest pain to kidney issues, highlighting their enduring legacy in traditional healing practices.