Teddy Bear Sunflower
Certified Organic Seed
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.
|Art Pack (100 seeds)||$4.49||Out of Stock|
|100 Seeds||$3.75||Out of Stock|
|1 Ounce||$7.50||Out of Stock|
|4 Ounces||$21.95||Out of Stock|
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|
|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.