Do you want to plant hybrid sunflower seeds? If you want to plant it, there are a lot of hybrids of sunflowers actually. Since there are so many hybrids, you may want to know the sample. Here, we have some information about it for you.
Hybrid Sunflower Seeds for Planting
If you want to plant hybrid sunflower seeds, you are able to buy the seeds in local stores or in online stores. Below, we have some samples of hybrid sunflower seeds that you are able to buy in online stores that we mentioned.
- Sunflower Kong Hybrid
It is the most stunning of giant sunflowers which have sturdy stems and lush leaves. It shapes a massive wall of foliage topped off with extra large, round 10″ golden flowers. In midsummer, it can grow rapidly from seed to maturity. On the Burpee site, you are able to buy it 1 packet containing 25 seeds for $4.95. This plant is giant and the height will be 168 inches. The duration of bloom is about 6 weeks and it needs full sun.
- Sunflower Chianti Hybrid
This sunflower has wide-red velvet petals which are stunning and they are flecked with gold. The flowers can grow about 3″ to 4″ across on 4 to 5 feet plants. It has a lot of branches and is purple-stemmed so it will look dramatic in your garden. It is good for cutting because it is pollenless. If you buy 1 packet of seeds containing 50 seeds on the Burpee website, the price is $5.95. This is good for your garden and its height will be 48 to 60 inches. It needs full sun and the duration of bloom is about 8 weeks.
- Sunfinity Hybrid
This is the first annual sunflower to bloom from late spring through the end of summer. Each branch plant can produce about 50 golden yellow which is 3 to 4 inches. This flower is a well-grown plant which can produce more than 100 blooms. You can use it for cutting and you are able to harvest a lot of cut flowers without sacrificing your garden display. It can grow fast to 3 to 4 ft tall and 2 to 3 ft wide. This plant needs little maintenance and is more disease resistant than other sunflowers. You do not need to deadhead or prune and the flowers are pollen-free. You are able to use Sunfinity Hybrid sunflowers in large beds and borders, in the landscape, near patios and in containers 12 inches or more wide. If you want to buy the seeds on the Swallowtail Garden Seeds website, you are able to buy the 5 seeds for $9.99. If you want to plant it, you just have to directly sow into prepared seed beds 3 inches apart, thin to 6 to 9 inches apart. It is easy to start indoors in 2 inches pots or cell packs. Sunflowers need full sun, so you have to make sure that you plant them in an area which can get a lot of sunlight. The soil must be moist and fertile so that it will produce the best flower heads. You have to be careful when they bloom because they can attract birds, bees and butterflies.
If you want to get or see the sample of the seeds of sunflower hybrid above, you are able to buy the seeds from the websites that we mentioned above or you can buy it locally.
Some Other Sunflower Hybrids
There are plenty of great hybrid sunflower varieties that you are able to choose to plant in your garden. If you choose hybrids, they will give you a more consistent uniform crop of plants. However, the downside of hybrid is that the resulting seeds that you harvest will not necessarily give you plants that look like their parents for your next generation.
Here are some hybrids of sunflower.
- Moulin Rouge Sunflowers
It is an F1 hybrid which is a little bit different with multi-headed rich mahogany red petals and black centers. The height of this plant is 5′ to 7′ and the flower head is 1 to 4.
- Choco Sun Sunflowers
This is one of the smallest dwarf varieties which has multi-flowering bright yellow flowers and dark centres with dark green foliage. It can grow no taller than a foot in height. So, if you want to grow a sunflower in a pot, this varieties is good for you.
- Key Lime Pie Sunflowers
It is from the Kew Royal Botanic Gardens collection. This varieties gas small clusters of cream petals with an unusual lime green centre and soft, shiny foliage. The height is about 4′ to 5 ‘ and the heads are about 1 to 4.
- Bicentenary Sunflowers
It is developed by Thompson & Morgan’s plant breeders. This flower was chosen by the RHS to be included in their Bicentenary Plant Collection to celebrate 200 years of the Royal Horticultural Society. They are unique because they have rich gold and bronze bi-colour flower heads with soft silver green foliage. The height is about 4′ to 5′.
- Big Smile Sunflowers
It is a quick growing, extra dwarf variety with single bright golden flowers and black centers. It is an ideal variety for a pot or to edge a border. It can bloom in 2 months of sowing. The height is about 6″ to 12″.
- Earthwalker Sunflowers
This hybrid variety can produce a variety of different coloured multi-headed tall flowers. The colours range from a bright yellow to rich orange and deep red. The height can be about 5′ to 7′ and the head of flowers can be 1 to 5.
- Giant Single Sunflowers
This sunflower is the typical tall sunflower that you are used to seeing which has big single yellow blooms. It can produce the black and white striped seeds that you would usually recognize as sunflower seeds. You are able to find these varieties easily and it is fun to grow them to see how tall they are. The height can be about 6 ‘ to 8’ and the flower head is one.