These type of sunflowers are commonly known as 'Velvet Queen'. Velvet Queen sunflowers are branched variety that blooms early. Produce dark velvet crimson with traces of gold and yellow around black center. They are easy to grow and wonderful feature in the garden. Also make an excellent cut flowers for bouquets and floral arrangements as well. Summer is the season in which they bloom.
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Scientific Name: Helianthus Annuus
Common Name: Sunflower - Velvet Queen
Plant Type: Annual
Native Range: California, Mid-west, Northern, Southeast America
Full Growth Height: 60-96 "
Spread: 18 "
Exposure: Full to partial sun
Blooming Season: Late Summer, Early Fall
Attracts: Attracts Butterflies, Birds and Bees
Characteristics: Showy, Cut flowers
Flower Color: Red, Brown
Resistant: Drought, Deer resistant
Water Requirement: Should need water daily
Soil Type: Well-drained soil
Soil pH: Acidic or neutral soil, pH (6.5-7.5)
Uses: Cut flowers for bouquets and floral arrangements