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Sunflower seeds are one of Harris Seeds' top selling flowers. Choose from a selection of tall cutting sunflower seed varieties, dwarf sunflowers, and pollen-free sunflower seeds, in an array of shades - traditional yellow and orange sunflowers to red and maroon colors for fall. Grow sunflowers from seeds for your farmers' market or roadside stand...
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Helianthus annuus
(Seed counts vary.)
Germination: Cover seed completely; 70-75°F; 4-8 days
Sizes: Direct sow for cuts, Packs, 4-6 pots for bedding
Approx. finish: Varies, see chart


Sunflower seeds are one of Harris Seeds' top selling flowers. Choose from a selection of tall cutting sunflower seed varieties, dwarf sunflowers, and pollen-free sunflower seeds, in an array of shades - traditional yellow and orange sunflowers to red and maroon colors for fall. Grow sunflowers from seeds for your farmers' market or roadside stand.

Growers, please note that we also have a handy reference chart for all our sunflowers. Spacing information is not included, as it varies widely based on your growing practices and what size flowers you wish to achieve. If you need guidance on spacing, please call our office at 800-544-7938 and we will be happy to assist you.

With more diversity in the “look” of sunflowers, the need for a clear distinction in our marketing approach to the consumer becomes apparent. Maximize your sunflower sales by selling them with a seasonal flair. Consider grouping your sunflowers using the following seasonal color schemes:

THE SPRING LOOK: Pastel or light shaded petals ranging from white to peach to pastel yellow, all with light colored disks.

THE SUMMER LOOK: Warm brown disks with brightly colored yellow or gold petals.

THE FALL LOOK: Color combinations in warm shades of burgundy to maroon, or combinations of golden orange and red, all with very dark brown centers.

Whether you’re looking for sunflowers for garden beds, containers or for cut flower production and sales, you’ll find a wide assortment of this popular, easy to sow, and easy to grow flower. Find sunflowers with heights ranging from eight inches to eight feet, and flower colors extending from the traditional yellow to the more fallish bronze and gold. Are you looking for pollenless varieties? Branching or single-stemmed types? Day-length neutral types? How about organic varieties? We have them all!

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