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Velvet Queen Sunflower- Hudson Valley Seed Co

  • $4.85

Regal 5' burnt orange sunflower.

The deep velvet luster of this sunflower suggests its lofty station in the royal garden hierarchy. Its maroon flower heads nod, turn, and wave regally from their high thrones as they follow the sun's arc across the summer sky. Not content just to hover above loftily, sunflower blooms are useful, too: their seeds provide sustenance for migratory birds, oil for cooking, ornaments for palaces, and snacks for hungry humans of every class.

Pack: 100 Seeds (Certified Organic) 

Growing Instructions: Direct sow after frost. This queen casts shade, so consider smaller plants in the vicinity when planting. Good soil and plenty of water result in the largest plants, but sunflowers are tenacious and succeed in less than ideal conditions. To save seeds, cover ripe flower heads with paper bags to keep the birds off.

Days to Germination 10-14 days
Days to Maturity 100 days
Planting Depth ¾-1"
Spacing in Row 12"
Spacing Between Rows 18-36"
Height at Maturity 5-7'
Width at Maturity 18-24"
Sun Preference Full to Partial Sun







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My beekeeping journey began over 12 years ago with my oldest daughter begging for a dog, which led us to getting baby chickens instead,  then honey bees were added to our urban backyard farm and the rest is history.  

We're urban NYC beekeepers with a mission to help save the bees and other pollinators. Bees have been declining at an alarming rate which can impact the global food supply as bees are essential in pollination.  

Our honey is pure and raw and sourced from either our own local hives or small apiaries, like us, from around the country.  We believe in sustainable beekeeping, supporting small local beekeepers who in turn work with small local family farms to help pollinate their crops and bring you real, delicious honey.

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