Seeds - Bee Friendly - Sunflower 'Sunbird' (Edible)
It isn't difficult to make your backyard, vegetable garden or even patio space a haven for beneficial bees. You'll be helping these important insects, as well as bringing a little nature to your back door. When you attract bees to your backyard you also improve the bees' quality of life you by planting a variety of plants bees just love. Think about it in terms of food, to have a strong and healthy immune system, we need variety in our diets - so do bees!
This sunflower variety produces large grey striped sunflower seeds which are perfect for human consumption & also for birds and poultry. Grows a whopping 2-2.5 metres tall, has a large yellow face & is drought tolerant. It is one of the old time favourites for the garden & the face is known to follow the sun as it moves across the sky. Easy to grow & great for bees.
The seeds are edible and deliciously nutty, each head will bring hundreds of seeds. Nip the leaves on the lower stem to make the plant grow taller. Feed the birds morning and evening, the bees all day and give yourself a nutritious snack
- Sowing time - Spring-Summer (21+ C soil temp)
- Prefer sunny position, sow 10mm deep, emerge 6-10 days, space 60cm apart, harvest 67-74 days.
(20 seeds - each pack is hand folded)
Seeds are sourced from old traditional open pollinated, non-hybrid varieties & are not chemically treated or genetically engineered.