Ring of Fire Sunflower
Very uniform variety. Dark-centered blooms are 4-5" across with petals that gradually fade from a dark red base to golden-yellow tips. Branching habit with long side stems, one of the best varieties for cut flowers. Plants grow 5-6' tall.
- 60 days
- Annual flowers with multiple flower heads per plant
- Plants grow to 5-6 feet tall
- Flower heads grow to 4-5 inches across
- Petals are dark at the base and yellow at the tips
- One of the best varieties for cut flowers
Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors after last frost. Sunflowers prefer full sun to light shade and well-drained rich soil. Provide support for tall plants.
- Direct Seed: 6" Apart
- Direct Seed: 1/2" Deep
- Germination: 10-14 Days
- Rows Apart: 24-36"
Ratings & Reviews
A great by
Bought these seeds on a lark at Earl May. Germination was great, the plant is a shade over 5 feet tall and withstood some stiff winds during some storms a couple weeks ago.
I just saw my first bloom at 53 days after planting. It is crawling with some small bees; I think they are leafcutters.
These make for amazing cut flowers
We're growing these with a whole slew of other varieties, and these are among our favorite. The flowers turn out just like the picture - the petals are deep red toward the center, quickly fading to a mellow yellow coloration at the edges. The flower diameter is right at about 5-6", and the plant height is between 4-6' - just as described. These make many heads per plant, with stems in the 10-12" range as they near opening.
And yes, the bees absolutely love these flowers!