Ed Hume Seeds

Italian White Sunflower

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 " 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.

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