Sunflower – Velvet Queen


Velvet Queen Sunflowers have a stunning deep red color that fades outward from its black center to the tips that are splashed with a tinge of orange.  Velvet Queen Sunflowers grow up to 7 feet tall and offer blooms that are 10 inches in diameter.  They are drought tolerant and require a lot of sun.  Velvet Queen Sunflowers provide a substantial amount of food for birds, so they will flock to them. Sunflowers also make good cut flowers.  Planting should be done in the spring after the danger of frost is past. ‘Autumn Beauty‘ and ‘Lemon Queen‘ are other tall varieties of sunflower.  There is also a short variety of sunflower know as ‘Sunspot‘, which only stands between 2 and 3 feet in stature.

The broadcast rate for seeding is 6 – 7.5 lbs per acre.

The seed drill rate for seeding in rows is 3 lbs per acre.

*Wholesale pricing is available on orders of 6 pounds or more of this seed.  If interested, please contact us for more information.

Purchasing Options PriceQuantity
Small Packet $2.50

Covers approximately 60 square feet.

10 Gram $3.00

Covers approximately 320 square feet.

1/4 Pound $12.00

Covers approximately 3,630 square feet.

1 Pound $22.00

Covers approximately 14,520 square feet.

Scientific Name

Helianthus annuus

Product Type

Flower, Herb


Orange, Red




Introduced species



Germination Time

7-21 days

Planting Season


Bloom Season

Summer, Fall

Weeks to Bloom

9 to 10 weeks


2 to 11

Seeds Per Pound


Seeding Rate (lb./acre)



Nectar, Pollen


Bats, Birds, Butterflies, Honey Bees, Native Bees


Planting should be done in the spring after the danger of frost is past.

Light Requirement

Full Sun

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