Hopi Dye Sunflower Seeds; organic + heirloom

Hopi Dye Sunflower Seeds; organic + heirloom

from 3.75

One seed packet filled with wild magic: heirloom organic seeds grown and collected by hand on our small scale farm. For expert and aspiring gardeners. An environmentally conscious alternative to conventional seed.

In an effort to save on paper and ink, planting instructions can be found below. Printed instructions are available by selecting the option for our planting information postcard. A beautiful postcard including the main listing photo for this seed variety, plus detailed planting instructions on the back.

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{hopi dye sunflower}
Helianthus annuus
20+ seeds

So named because the Hopi Native American Indians used these seeds to make a deep purple dye. These sunflowers will produce a large main head with a greenish purple center, surrounded by single golden petals. Numerous side shoots may also flower. Seeds are edible for both humans and animals. Seed heads can range in size from approximately 2-12" depending on location, amount of sun, fertilization, and whether it is a primary vs. secondary flower head.

{planting information}
Days to Germination: 4-14 days
Lifecycle: annual
Sunlight: full sun
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 1-1.5 feet
Bloom time: late summer, early fall
Special Characteristics: Heirloom native to North America, a fast dye plant, self-seeds, non invasive.
Attracts: honey bees

{how to plant} 
Sow seeds outdoors 1/4" deep after the last frost in the spring. Seeds can also be started indoors 3 to 4 weeks before the last frost. Keep the seeds covered with soil. Thin plants, no more than one plant every foot.

Seeds are packaged in 100% recycled, 20% post-consumer waste brown kraft envelopes. Thank you for recycling again.