Double Sungold Seeds
Common name: Sunflower
Species: Helianthus annuus
Cultivar: Giant Double Sungold
Hardiness Zones: 3-9
any good soil and leave10cm between the seeds. The best sowing period is from
mid-April through mid-May. Germination should occur in 14-21 days, and they
should be ready to bloom in about 75-110 days. For continuous flowers, seed every
two weeks. Once they start to grow, thin to 45 cm (2ft), leaving only the
strongest plants, so they get enough room to grow.
As ornamental cut flower varieties bloom, keep the spent flowers picked to
encourage more blossoms. For the vase, cut the fresh flowers in the morning
just after they open. Use a clean knife, a clean vase, and a few drops of
bleach in the water to keep it fresh.
To dry sunflower seeds, cut the heads off when they begin to yellow at the back
and hang them upside down in a dry location away from rodents and birds. Once
dry, rub the seeds off and soak overnight in 4L (1 gal) of water with 1 cup of
salt in it. Dry in a 250F oven for 4-5 hours and store in an airtight
container. The black-seeded varieties are mainly for oil and birdseed. The grey
and white-striped varieties like Giganteus are for drying and eating.
Note: What is usually called the flower is actually a head (formally composite
flower) of numerous flowers (florets) crowded together. The outer flowers are
the ray florets and can be yellow, maroon, orange, or other colors, and are
sterile. The florets inside the circular head are called disc florets. The disc
florets mature into what are traditionally called “sunflower seeds” but
are actually the fruit (an achene) of the plant. The true seeds are encased in
an inedible husk.
sunflowers are turned towards the east. Over the course of the day, they move
to track the sun from east to west, while at night they return to an eastward
orientation. This motion is performed by motor cells in the pulvinus, a
flexible segment of the stem just below the bud. As the bud stage ends, the
stem stiffens, and the blooming stage is reached. Now the stem is frozen, typically
in an eastward orientation. The stem and leaves lose their green color. The
wild sunflower typically does not turn toward the sun; its flowering heads may
face many directions when mature. However, the leaves typically exhibit some
The very impressive Giant Double Sungold Sunflower are a
wonderful choice as a background for other sunflower varieties, or as a screen
to create your own private garden, or you can grow them as showy specimen
plants. A larger and taller version of Teddy Bear sunflower! Giant Sungold has
loads of 6-8 inch fully double big blooms of golden yellow flowers with quilted
petals that will last longer on the stalk than regular single bloom sunflower
types. These large sunflowers will grow to about 5-6 ft in height and branching
flowering stems are very sturdy. Plants bloom from mid-summer to frost and make
excellent long-lasting cut flowers. Hardiness zones: 3-9(-37c/-35f, -5c/25f).
All sunflowers do best in full sun and are drought tolerant. To promote deep
roots and strong stems, water deeply but not often. One or two cups complete
fertilizer per 3m (10 ft.) of row at seeding is plenty for the year;
over-fertilization can cause stem breakage in the fall
All seeds will come in a resalable
plastic zip lock bag wrapped in a protectant, so the seeds are not damaged by
shipping machines. All seed packets contain no fillers or other weeds or seeds
mixed in. Most have been harvested by hand & all test at a high germination
All seed counts should be considered estimates as the seeds is
packaged by hand, there is 2-3 more or less in a bag. We do our best to
ensure accuracy and will often add extra seeds. However, all estimates are
Seeds will ship without tracking numbers. Items
will be shipped 1-3 business days of receiving payment. Plants will be shipped
via USPS. Shipping usually takes anywhere from 3-5 days.
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Important, Please read
All seeds have been test sown to ensure germination.
Please familiarize yourself with growing conditions and instructions for your
seeds before you plant them, as all seeds are different. Basic growing
instructions can be found under each listing.
We Cannot Guarantee how much you will be able
to grow, as too many variables come into play, soil condition, your ability to
garden, weather etc. I guarantee that they arrive as described and are in good
viable condition and the germination rates are accurate.