Goldy Honey Bear has thick, multi-branching stalks that stay upright without staking. Green centers are revealed as the 5"–7" flowers open. As they mature, the blooms become fully double, solid gold, and surrounded by sun-like ray petals. In ideal conditions, these nearly pollenless flowers may grow so large that just one will fill an entire vase! Long-blooming display for a flower border, hedge, or screen. You may even recognize these unique sunflowers from Vincent van Gogh's famous Sunflowers paintings!
• Botanical Name: Helianthus annuus
• Family: Asteraceae
• Native: North America
• Hardiness: Annual
• Plant Dimensions: 5'–6' tall, 24" wide, multi–branching
• Variety Information: 5"–7" fully double, golden-yellow blooms. Centers are green until maturity when they turn brown.
• Exposure: Full sun
• Bloom Period: Summer to frost
• Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant
• When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date.
• When to Start Inside: 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date. Sunflowers are senstive to root disturbance; sow in biodegradable pots that can be planted directly in the ground.
• Days to Emerge: 10–15 days
• Seed Depth: ¼"–½"
• Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 18"–24"
• Thinning: When 3" tall, thin to 1 every 18"–24"