SUNFLOWER Italian White
Annual - One Season Plant - Height: 4 to 6 feet
"Italian White’s" flowers are actually pale yellow to creamy white in color. Its 4 to 5 inch blooms are borne on branching stems making it an ideal cut flower. A unique heirloom addition to the flower garden.
Special Directions for Short Season Climates
SOWING: Sow seeds directly outdoors after all danger of frost has passed. Seeds can also be sown earlier indoors in pots, 3 to 4 weeks before setting out. Cover seeds with ¼" fine soil. Provide indoor started seedlings with plenty of light.
THINNING & SPACING: Carefully thin or transplant young 2 to 3 inch seedlings to about a foot apart to allow for eventual growth.
GERMINATION: 10 to 20 days. Keep soil moderately moist during germination.
Ed's Special Advice
Grows best in a mostly sunny location in fairly rich well drained soil. Water moderately at base of plant. Birds are attracted to its seeds. Keep cut flowers picked for continued blooming mid-summer through fall.