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Teddy Bear Sunflower

  • The Teddy Bear Sunflower (scientific name: Helianthus annuus) is a popular variety of sunflower known for its short, fluffy, and round blooms that resemble teddy bears. The plant typically grows to a height of 2-3 feet and produces multiple flower heads that are about 4-6 inches in diameter.


    Teddy Bear Sunflowers are a favorite among gardeners and florists due to their unique appearance and versatility. They make excellent cut flowers, and their seeds are also used for cooking and birdseed. They are native to North America and have been cultivated for centuries by indigenous people for their oil-rich seeds.


    Sees per pack: 25

    • Sunlight: Teddy Bear Sunflowers require full sun, which means they need at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight each day to grow and bloom properly.

    • Soil: They prefer well-draining soil with a pH level between 6.0-7.5. It's best to amend the soil with organic matter such as compost before planting to improve drainage and soil fertility.

    • Watering: Teddy Bear Sunflowers need consistent moisture to thrive. It's important to water them deeply once or twice a week, depending on the weather, to keep the soil evenly moist.

    • Fertilization: Sunflowers are heavy feeders and require regular fertilization to produce big, healthy blooms. Use a balanced fertilizer such as a 10-10-10 or 20-20-20 every 3-4 weeks during the growing season.

    • Planting: Teddy Bear Sunflowers can be started indoors 3-4 weeks before the last frost or sowed directly into the ground after the danger of frost has passed. Plant the seeds 1-2 inches deep and 6-12 inches apart, depending on the desired size of the plant.

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