Helianthus annuus

A sunny mix of sunflowers in varying heights and hues.


Surprises happen when plants and pollinators are left to their own devices. Our sunflower mix all started when the paper bags protecting the heads of our sunflowers from cross-pollination melted off in a heavy rain. Tall and short, orange, yellow, maroon, singles and multiples, all crossed creating a new cacophony of sunny blooms. This mix is a refinement of the same idea, featuring a range of colors and heights that will provide sunny blooms all season long.

Art Pack, 100 seeds

Product ID# , Certified Organic by NOFA-NY LLC

Sunflower Surprise | Hudson Valley Seed Company | Organic Heirloom Seeds

  • Days to Germination 10 to 14
    Days to Maturity 100
    Planting Depth 1 inch
    Spacing in Row 12 inches
    Spacing Between Rows 18 to 36 inches
    Height at Maturity Varies
    Width at Maturity Varies


    Direct sow after frost in clumps. Good soil will yield magnificent plants, but Sunflower Surprise will grow well in any regular garden soil. (Just go lightly on extra nitrogen, which encourages leafy growth over blooms.) Use blooms from branching plants for cut flowers. Let some go to seed for you and the birds.

  • Pen and ink by Gigi Chew. Gigi is a social worker, illustrator, and plant enthusiast. Her artwork explores fantastic lands inspired by golden age children's illustrations and the imaginations of schizophrenic individuals with whom she works.


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