|Number of Seeds||100|
|Spacing in Row||12 inches|
|Spacing Between Rows||18 to 36 inches|
|Planting Depth||1 inch|
|Days to Germination||10 to 14|
|Days to Maturity||100|
|Height at Maturity||Varies|
|Width at Maturity||Varies|
How to Grow
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.
About the Artist
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 illustrators and the imaginations of schizophrenic individuals with whom she works.