Shock o Lat Sunflower Seeds

Shock o Lat Sunflower Seeds

Pollen-free and Great for Cutting!


(P) Pkt of 50 seeds
Item # B51737-PK-P1
Instock - allow 2-5 business days for processing prior to shipment.
$3.95
Buy 3+ at $3.25 ea
Buy 6+ at $2.75 ea
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.

Review Summary
(Based on 1 Reviews)

Overall Rating: 5.0 / 5.0

Reviews

Amazing & long lasting
Kevin R. from TX wrote on February 15, 2015

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.

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