2014 AAS Bedding Plant Award Winner:
Sunflower Suntastic Yellow with Black Center F1
Regional Winner (Great Lakes)
2014 AAS Bedding Plant Award Winner:
Sunflower Suntastic Yellow with Black Center F1
Regional Winner (Great Lakes)

Sunflower Suntastic Yellow with Black Center F1
2014 AAS Bedding Plant Award Winner

Suntastic is a new dwarf sunflower perfect as a cheery long-blooming potted plant or window box accent or maybe to add a burst of color to a sunny garden bed. Gardeners will love the number of flowers each plant produces: up to twenty 5-6 inch flowers per plant in three successive blooming periods. Suntastic will bloom in less than 65 days after sowing so by starting indoors, sunflower lovers can get their favorite bloom fix early in the summer.  

The new reference of dwarf sunflower. The smallest on the market. Plant is very floriferous. Several waves of flowers: after the first flower, up to 3 waves of 5-8 flowers. Up to 20 flowers per plant! Naturally dwarf and compact. Early flowering dwarf sunflower for pot, window boxes, low bedding. Foliage quality.

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AAS Winner Primary Details
Award: AAS Bedding Plant Award Winner
Award Type: Regional Winner (Great Lakes)
Class: Sunflower
Variety Name: Suntastic Yellow with Black Center F1
Genus: Helianthus
Species: annuus
Year: 2014
Common Name: Sunflower
Type: Flowers
Breeder: Clause
Close Market Comparison: Miss Sunshine F1, Sunny Smile F1 and Big Smile
Plant Needs
Duration Type: Annual
Light Needs: Full sun
Water Needs: Normal
Dead Heading Recommended: NO
Staking Required: NO
Plant Characteristics
Foliage Color: Green
Plant Habit: Compact
Plant Height: Medium: 10" to 24"
Garden Spacing: 8-10 inches
Bloom Time: Summer
Bloom Color: Yellow, Black
Bloom Color Pattern: Solid
Bloom Size: 5-6 inches
Fragrance: None
Home Gardener Use
Container: YES
Hanging Basket: NO
Low Edging: YES
Medium Height Divider: YES
Tall Background: NO
Ground Cover: NO
Herb: NO
Cut Flower: NO
Dried Flower / Everlasting: NO
Houseplant: NO
Water Garden: NO
Edible Ornamental: NO

How to Grow

Sowing from March to August at 20-22°C (68F-71F) (direct sowing is possible)

Days to germinate : 5 to 8 (15-20°C) (59F-68F)

First bloom : 50-65 days

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