Beautiful accompaniment to the multitudes of yellow toned sunflowers! Vibrant, 6-8"W velvety gold to orange to crimson flowers contrast a large black center on 4-5'H stalks.Blooms are heaviest mid-summer. Excellent for cut flower arrangements. Superb size for bed, border or vegetable garden or line up along a fence or wall. Attracts pollinators and beneficial insects. Birds love the seeds! Plants should be 18" apart after thinning.
Pollination occurs by insect, bird, wind, humans, or other natural mechanisms. Because there are no restrictions on the flow of pollen between individuals, open-pollinated plants are more genetically diverse. However, as long as pollen is not shared between different varieties within the same species, then the seed produced will remain true-to-type year after year.
This variety has a history of being passed down within a family or community, similar to the generational sharing of certain items like jewelry or furniture.