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Velvet Queen Sunflower

Your price: $9.95
  • - Height: 6-8 feet
  • - Growing Zone: 2-11
  • - Exposure: Full Sun
  • - Bloom Time: 50 Days after planting
  • - Each 3-Inch Pot contains 1 Velvet Queen Sunflower Plant
Plant Features

Big Smile sunflowers are a striking variety known for their deep red-brown blooms. Standing at a height of 6-8 feet, these sunflowers make a bold statement in any garden with their deep burgundy to orange petals surrounding a dark center. They typically bloom from mid-summer to early fall, offering a beautiful contrast to the more typical yellows and oranges of the season. Velvet Queen Sunflowers are a delight for pollinators, attracting bees, butterflies, and wild birds. These sunflowers are also heat and drought tolerant and prefer full sun and well-drained soil. They are highly valued as cut flowers due to their unique color and long vase life.

Sunflower Companion Plants: Marigold

Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Needs
Sunlight 6+ hours
Soil Moisture Moist to Dry
Soil Properties Well-drained
Tolerates Clay soil, Sandy soil
Fertilizer Every 3-4 weeks
Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Characteristics
Height Category Tall
Mature Spread 10-12 inches
Habit Upright
Flower Color Burgundy
Foliage Color Green
Attracts Bees, Wild Birds
Features Cut Flower, Drought tolerant, Heat tolerant
Garden Styles Cottage Garden, Pollinator Garden, Therapeutic Garden
Plant Used for Aesthetic Appeal, Edible, Focal Point, Texture, Thriller
Pet Friendly Yes
Plant Type Open-Pollinated