Teddy Bear Sunflower

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Organic Teddy Bear Sunflower Seeds

Thick golden blooms

Helianthus annuus
Fluffy golden pillowy petals resemble the beloved toy.
These blooms are like plush golden pillows. Stature is diminutive. Its appeal to children is universal. Like a bear, it's kept alive only by the mercy of benevolent humans. Reaches 2-3 feet high.
Product ID# SF0298 , Certified Organic by NOFA-NY LLC

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$3.95
Quick Facts
Days to Germination 3 to 10 days
Days to Maturity 75 days
Planting Depth ¾ inch
Spacing in Row 10 inches
Spacing Between Rows 30 inches
Height at Maturity 48 inches
Detailed Product Info

There weren't always Teddy Bears. While stuffed animals have a long history, it wasn't until 1902 that the Teddy Bear we know today was perfected. Named after Theodore Roosevelt, the bear was toymaker Morris Michtom's homage to a bear Teddy encountered during a hunting expedition. He refused to kill the bear, as it had been trapped and restrained for him, which to Roosevelt felt unsportsmanlike. The bear became known as Teddy's Bear, and the toy captured the pathos of the moment in its soft, cuddly, utterly un-scary form. This sunflower, in turn, is an homage to the toy--and the bear. Its blooms are like plush golden pillows; its stature is diminutive; its appeal to children is universal; and it is kept alive only by the mercy of benevolent humans.

Growing Instructions

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 and moderate water. Makes a great cut flower.