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Shock o Lat Sunflower Seeds

(P) Pkt of 50 seeds
Item #B51737-PK-P1
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Pollen-free and Great for Cutting!

No two are just alike, and all are beautiful!

It is our honor to offer Shock o Lat to gardeners this season! This exciting new Sunflower is found exclusively here at Park, and what a delight it will be to flower lovers, cut-flower growers, and Three Sisters gardeners everywhere!

Shock o Lat is a well-branched sunflower with multiple giant blooms reaching up to 6 inches wide. The base color is a rich, deep dark chocolate brown, with bright honey-gold tips and an ethereal gold halo around the big central seedhead. No two blooms are colored exactly alike, so each is a new masterpiece to be enjoyed.

And Shock o Lat is far more "cutting friendly" than older varieties because it is entirely pollen-free. No more messy pollen to wipe up every day from your indoor arrangement! Suitable both for fresh and dried arrangements, Shock o Lat is long-lasting and durable in the vase.

This sunflower sets numerous flowerstems rather than the single stalk of traditional varieties. The blooms open in summer from direct-sowing in the warm spring soil, and they may need staking to hold up their bounty of big, heavy blooms. The plant reaches 6 feet tall and spreads about 18 inches or more wide. For a dense planting, space the seeds a foot or so apart in full sun and well-drained soil.

Sunflowers are native to North America, and a beloved mainstay of Native American cuisine. They are the 4th Sister in the traditional Three Sisters symbiotic vegetable planting of corn, beans, and squash. As the 4th Sister, Sunflowers added another climbing support for the beans and kept the birds busy eating their seeds rather than the veggies.

Shock o Lat is easy enough for a child to grow, and just about the most fun children can have in the garden. Find an empty patch of soil soaked in sunshine and create a sunflower forest this season in the garden! 50 seeds per pack.


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Genus Helianthus
Species annuus
Variety Shock o Lat
Item Form (P) Pkt of 50 seeds
Bloom Start to End Early Summer - Late Summer
Habit Upright
Seeds Per Pack 50
Plant Height 6 ft
Plant Width 18 in
Bloom Size 6 in
Additional Characteristics Direct Sow, Easy Care Plants, Flower, Bloom First Year, Free Bloomer, Bird Lovers
Bloom Color Multi-Color, Dark Gold, Dark Brown
Foliage Color Medium Green
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy, Poor
Uses Beds, Cut Flowers, Everlastings, Outdoor

Product Review Summary

Based on 1 review
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

February 15, 2015

Amazing & long lasting

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I bought these because I have never seen them before. I got 50 seeds last year and direct sowed them in loamy soil. 3 to 5 days breaking ground. Grows very fast. The plants topped out 6 to 6-1/2' in 6 to 8 weeks. The flowers a "B-E-A uitful". The really cool thing about this Sun Flower is; if you head it, it makes new flowers. They are a bit smaller. I was able to keep them full of flowers and bee's for 5 months. This year I am going to use them for a natural fence. I forgot to say they are about 4' wide. The first 36 are in the Bio Dome, Along with Black eyed suzy blush vines, and Fox glove. I will set 36 more after I set out the first 36. Winter is over here on the Texas Coast. Top Pick for sure.

Kevin R. from TX

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