Teddy Bear Sunflower

Certified Organic Seed

Helianthus annuus

Fluffy golden pillowy petals resemble the beloved toy.

Named for Theodore Roosevelt, the original Teddy Bear was an homage to a bear the President refused to kill during a hunting expedition (it had been restrained for him, which to Roosevelt felt unsportsmanlike). The toy captured the pathos of the moment in its soft, cuddly, utterly un-scary form. This sunflower is aptly named. Its blooms are plush golden pillows; its stature is diminutive; its appeal to children is universal; and, like the original bear, it is kept alive by the mercy of kind human beings.

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Sow seeds outdoors after danger of frost has passed, or start indoors a couple weeks before frost. Sow 3-4 seeds per foot; thin to indicated spacing once seedlings are established. This dwarf variety only grows to 2-3' high. Requires full sun, only moderate soil fertility and moderate water. Makes a great cut flower.

Days to Germination 3-10 days
Days to Maturity 75 days
Planting Depth ¾"
Spacing in Row 10"
Spacing Between Rows 30"
Height at Maturity 48"
Sun Preference Full to Partial Sun

Kahn & Selesnick work in the fields of photography, painting and installation art, specializing in fictitious histories set in the past or future, combining absurdist fantasy, elaborately crafted artifacts, costumes and sculpture.

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