Strawberry Blonde Sunflower (Yellow and Burgundy)
Ruby red flowers that hold their petals. Flowers have burgundy, sometimes pink, petals with lemony tips and dark centers. Branching plants have long, strong side stems for cutting.
Edible Flowers: Flower buds can be fried and the petals used as a garnish in salads and desserts. The flavor is bittersweet.
Plant outside after danger of frost has passed.
Planting Instructions: Plant as soon as the plants are received in light, well-drained soil. The plants need sun and good air movement. Be careful when transplanting because sunflowers dislike root disturbance. Excessive nitrogen may cause plants to grow too vigorously with abnormal slower shapes.
Light Preference: Sun
Harvest: Flowers can be picked tight when color first begins to show or when the flowers are just beginning to open. Flowers may also be hung to dry when completely open.